A MILLIONAIRE gang master who cheated taxpayers out of £3million has been jailed for another four years after failing to repay his ill-gotten gains.
Mazhar Hayat Raja, of Hounslow Road, Hanworth, was set to be released early from a six-year jail term earlier this week.
But the once-respected community leader, who in 2006 came within a few dozen votes of representing Hounslow Heath as a councillor, will instead remain behind bars.
Despite being forced to sell assets including houses and cars, he has repaid just £680,000 of a £1.7 million confiscation order imposed after his conviction for tax fraud.
Raja was jailed for six years in 2008 after being convicted of tax fraud following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The 53-year-old netted at least £3million over 10 years by supplying low-paid immigrant workers to companies at Heathrow and Gatwick and creaming off the tax and national insurance payments deducted from their wages.
He used the money to fund his luxurious lifestyle, building a posh pad in Pakistan, buying a fleet of top-of-the-range cars and putting two of his four children through private school.
Raja, who was at the time a respected elder in the Muslim community, continued defrauding the tax office even while under investigation.
HMRC assistant director Robert Alder said: "Tackling fraud is one of our top priorities. We have a duty to stop money being diverted and stolen from the nation in what are often large scale and ruthless attacks on the tax system.
"This case is a result of an in-depth investigation by dedicated officers, who work tirelessly and diligently against those intent on stealing from the public purse.
"Working with our colleagues in the Crown Prosecution Service, we are committed to bringing the criminals responsible for this form of crime to justice and prevent them being able to retain and enjoy the proceeds of their crimes."
Raja was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (March 15) to an additional four years and 20 days in prison for failing to fully repay the confiscation order.