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VAT fraudster's seized assets

Meaford Hall in Stone, Staffordshire is one of the two properties seized

Meaford Hall in Stone, Staffordshire, is one of two properties seized from convicted VAT fraudster Craig Johnson. It is his most significant UK-based asset, with an estimated market value of 2.5m to 3m.

The interior of Meaford Hall in Stone, Staffordshire.

The interior of Meaford Hall in Stone, Staffordshire, one of the two properties seized from Craig Johnson. The property was the birthplace of the Napoleonic war hero Admiral John Jervis.

The 22 acre grounds of Meaford Hall

The 22-acre grounds of Meaford Hall in Stone, Staffordshire.

Another property owned by Craig Johnson in Stone, Staffordshire which was also seized.

Craig Johnson owned another property in Stone, Staffordshire, which was also seized.

A helicopter belonging to Craig Johnson.

According to one of his neighbours, Mr Johnson was having helicopter lessons and often flew over the Meaford Hall grounds.

A boat beginning to Craig Johnson.

A boat belonging to Craig Johnson was also seized by the authorities.

A Bentley belonging to Craig Johnson.

Mr Johnson had a large collection of luxury cars including two Bentleys.

Mr Johnson's luxury car collection also included an Aston Martin DB7.

Mr Johnson's luxury car collection also included an Aston Martin DB7.

A ferrari belonging to Craig Johnson.

Another of the cars seized by the tax authorities was this Ferrari.

Craig Johnson's Ducati motorbike.

Mr Johnson's collection also included this Ducati motorbike.

A pair of 18ct white gold mounted marquise diamond earrings

Several pieces of diamond jewellery have been seized, including this pair of 18ct white gold mounted marquise diamond earrings.

A Rolex watch belonging to Craig Johnson.

One of two Rolex watches belonging to Craig Johnson which have been seized.



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