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Showing 1 - 10 of 11 results for crime type "Proceeds of crime" & area "CPS"

Fraudster ordered to pay £143,000 more towards his confiscation order

A man convicted of fraud has been ordered to pay back a further £143,000 following a successful application by the CPS.

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

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.

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More than £1.2 million of Bitcoin seized from drug dealer

A drug dealer and money launderer who was using cryptocurrency to conceal his funds has had over £1.2 million worth of Bitcoins seized, restrained and then converted into British pounds in the first case of its kind.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS, South East News

Drug dealer has confiscation order increased nine years after conviction

A drug dealer has had his confiscation order increased by £1.8million almost a decade after his original conviction following an application by the Crown Prosecution Service.
 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS, North East News

Former MEP ordered to pay back £85,000 or face further time in prison

A former MEP who was jailed for four years for claiming false expenses has been ordered to pay back more than £85,000 or face further time in prison.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000

A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.

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Benefits fraudster ordered to pay back £190,000

A woman who was jailed for making false benefit claims – including lying that she needed 24-hour care – has been ordered to pay back £189,725 to the taxpayer.

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Hatton Garden burglars ordered to pay £8.2m or face extra prison time

Six men involved in the Hatton Garden burglary have been ordered to pay back £8.2 million or face having years added to their prison sentences.

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Fraudster has home sold to pay compensation to company he stole £3million from

A fraudster who stole millions of pounds from his employer to spend on lavish properties and jewellery has had his home in Kent sold for £2.7 million to pay as compensation to the company he defrauded.

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Convicted money launderer Terry Adams pays back confiscation order

A convicted money launderer has paid back the remaining amount of his confiscation order after he was warned he would go back to prison if he failed to pay.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

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Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
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