North West London Restaurateur Banned for Under-Declaring Income

Boss of a restaurant in Burnt Oak, North West London, has been disqualified for seven years after deliberately suppressing sales income from the tax authorities

JJ Timisoreana Limited was incorporated in October 2014 and Mihaela Solga (50), from Edgware, North West London, was appointed as the company’s sole director.

The company traded as a restaurant known as Brasseria Timisoreana in Burnt Oak, North West London. Four years later, however, the restaurant experienced difficult trading conditions and the company entered into liquidation in October 2018.

Investigators from the Insolvency Service were made aware of JJ Timisoreana’s failure and upon further enquiries, uncovered that the company’s business records were incomplete in many instances.

It was soon discovered that Mihaela Solga, also known as Hussain or Sarpe, had caused JJ Timisoreana to under-declare the correct amount of tax between 2015 and 2018 and at the point of liquidation, owed the tax authorities more than £406,000.

On 23 January 2020, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Mihaela Solga after she did not dispute that she caused inaccurate statutory returns to be submitted to the tax authorities on behalf of JJ Timisoreana Limited, by the deliberate suppression of sales income.

The ban is effective from 13 February 2020 after which Mihaela Solga is banned for 7 years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.

Lawrence Zussman, Deputy Head of Insolvent Investigations for the Insolvency Service, said:

Mihaela Solga failed to take her responsibilities as a director seriously and deliberately caused the company behind her restaurant to not pay the correct amount of taxes as she was duty-bound to do so.Much of the public service is funded by the correct amount of taxes being paid and Mihaela Solga’s misconduct has resulted in her being removed from the business environment for a substantial amount of time.

Notes to Editors

Mihaela Solga is from Edgware, North West London and her date of birth is April 1969.

JJ Timisoreana Limited (Company registration number: 09247108)

Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of restrictions.

Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct.