Irish actress jailed for film scam

Irish actress Aoife Madden is among the five people jailed for being involved in film tax fraud.
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Five people, including Irish actress Aoife Madden, have been jailed in the UK after it was discovered that they secured millions of pounds in tax breaks for pretending to make a Hollywood blockbuster.

The group told VAT inspectors that they intended to make a film titled Landscape of Lives starring well-known actor Jeremy Irons for £19.6m. As a result, they were able to claim £2.7m in VAT and tax credits, although it was never their intention to actually make the film.  

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