A judge in the UK concluded that inaccurate statements in June articles implying that Elton John was a 'tax avoider' did not rise to the level of libelous. The Secrets of Tax Avoiders story published by Times Newspapers wrongly identified an individual engaged in questionable film making investment schemes as being John's former accountant. The singer's lawyers said that the incorrect association of their client with that individual implied that Elton John was engaged in 'immoral schemes'. The papers later admitted being wrong both in asserting that Patrick McKenna had worked for Elton John and that McKenna's company, Ingenious Media, had been engaged in transferring funds offshore to vaoid being taxed on them.
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