Scotland has a Mafia? Donald Trump golf security firm owner guilty of £400,000 fraud

Donald Trump at Menie Estate

Tiny hands, giant pants

The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud.

Kevin McKay’s trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard his firm IPPS provided security for Mr Trump’s Menie golf development between 2008 and 2009.

A jury found McKay, 46, guilty of being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of VAT worth £419,799.

Sentence was deferred for reports and he was remanded in custody.

Records showed that McKay, from Aberdeen, had charged companies VAT and that large sums of money were being transferred from his business bank to his own personal account.

The 46-year-old was charged after HMRC officials were called in to investigate but the International Personal Protection Services (IPPS) owner denied the allegations and blamed his ex-wife.

The court heard invoices provided to the links golf course were examined, and that security guards provided mobile patrols at Menie.

Other invoices showed security guards employed by IPPS had also worked at other businesses, including Miller Construction, Rotech Ltd and Robert Gordon University.

The offences happened between August 2008 and May 2014.

Sheriff Alison Stirling remanded McKay in custody, telling him that it was “virtually inevitable” that he would be given a custodial sentence when he returned to court for sentence next month.

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3 Responses to "Scotland has a Mafia? Donald Trump golf security firm owner guilty of £400,000 fraud"

  1. Robbie the Pict  February 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hi John,
    No, the cons don’t do licence plates in Britain. HMP Aberdeen at Craiginches was the nearest to Menie Estate but that is now closed in favour of HMP Peterhead. The work-sheds at Craiginches used to do helicopter nets, for the North Sea oil rig freight, which was sore on the fingers!
    Herr Drumpf’s treatment of the locals near his golf course was appalling, highlighted in two wee films called ‘You’ve been Trumped (Too)’. They are worth a watch for anyone interested in the real Trump effect. That said he was correctly vociferous in his condemnation of off-shore wind-farms for selfish reasons. They incidentally ‘spoiled his sky-line’.
    Fore! Golf tourists must be warned that with a good Siberian easterly or Arctic northern wind, his links course is a hypothermia death trap for the unprepared. Go to Carnoustie for challenge and value.

    • JohnZ  February 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

      Would like to visit the land of the Picts I find the land to be more interesting than any golf course.The Isle of Sanday must have seemed like paradise to the Vikings. Spit on Hadrians wall and visit Loch Ness LOL!

  2. JohnZ  February 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Do they force convicts to make license plates in Britain?

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