THREE brothers convicted of a £3.8 million tax fraud will be sentenced tomorrow.

The men, connected with the long-established Alcatraz group of restaurants and pubs, are likely to be sentenced to lengthy jail terms when they appear at Southampton Crown Court tomorrow.

Hedayat, Shahab and Shahin Hashtroudi were found guilty following a trial lasting eight weeks at Southampton Crown Court.

The three men, who all live in luxury homes in the Talbot Woods area, were all convicted of cheating the public revenue.

The Alcatraz Group, which has been in operation for more than 40 years, runs the Alcatraz Caffes at Horseshoe Common in Bournemouth and High Street, Poole as well as the Sir John Barleycorn pub at Cadnam in Hampshire.

They are some of the most established restaurants in the area. The group employs around 300 people.