Hatton Garden burglar given prison sentence after failing to pay his confiscation order

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A man involved in stealing jewellery worth millions of pounds from London’s Hatton Garden has been sent to prison for a further six-and-a-half years after failing to pay his confiscation order.

Daniel Jones, 63, was ordered to pay a combined £6,396,273 along with other gang members on 30 January.

Jones appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court today where he was sent back to prison for a further six years and 287 days to serve his default sentence after failing to pay £6,599,021. This amount is made up of the joint confiscation order and his other assets. 

Heather Chalk, of the CPS, said: “Daniel Jones gained millions of pounds of criminal cash from the Hatton Garden burglary.

“In January, the CPS showed the court that Jones had the funds to pay back his ill-gotten gains and today we have successfully argued that his default sentences should be activated.

“Jones has failed to pay and will face more time in prison while the amount owed continues to stand.”

Notes to editors

  • Heather Chalk is a Specialist Prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime Unit.
  • Details of the Confiscation Order:
  • Daniel Jones, Brian Reader, John Collins and Terry Perkins were given a joint confiscation order of £6,396,273.75 plus extra sums dependent on their personal circumstances. Any money paid by any of the men the joint amount, this would be treated as a payment towards each co-defendant’s confiscation order.
  • Status of the remaining defendants:
  • Brian Reader is currently appealing his confiscation order and a hearing will take place in due course.
  • John Collins was ordered to pay a total of £7,635,233.31 made up of the joint confiscation order and his other assets.
  • Terry Perkins died in prison in February 2018 and steps will be taken to recover funds from his estate.

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