Four senior KPMG partners arrested in HMRC tax evasion inquiry

Four senior executives from the Belfast office of accountancy firm KPMG have been arrested in Belfast on alleged tax evasion charges.

The four partners were visited by officials from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the city on Wednesday, it emerged today.

In a statement, KPMG said it is cooperating with the HMRC investigation and that the four men have been placed on “administrative leave”.

KPMG said: “Pending further information and enquiry, we can confirm that four partners in our Belfast office are on administrative leave. As the matter is ongoing, KPMG is not in a position to make any further comments at this stage.”

The men in question have been named as Jon D’Arcy, Eamonn Donaghy, Arthur O’Brien and Paul Hollway, and constitute KPMG’s most senior staff in Northern Ireland...


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