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Showing 1 - 10 of 15 results for crime type "Proceeds of crime" & area "CPS"

People smuggler gets nearly a year extra time in jail for failing to payback over £65,000 of criminal profits in the Essex lorry deaths case

Today (11 July 2024) at Margate Magistrates’ Court, Gheorghe Nica, 46, was ordered to serve a further eleven and half months imprisonment after failing to payback £65,157.65 which he was ordered to pay in a proceeds of crime confiscation hearing.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Drug dealer who sold deadly ‘weight loss pills’ pays back £23,000 in first Monero cryptocurrency payout

A British man convicted of selling a deadly substance that was falsely marketed as a ‘weight loss’ drug has been forced to hand over £23,000 that he made from his crime.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Millionaire landlady jailed for Modern Slavery offences forced to pay £200k to victim

A landlady who was jailed for keeping a vulnerable woman in domestic servitude has had to sell a property to pay the victim back almost £200,000. 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Stephen Bear ordered to pay £22,305 Confiscation Order

Today at Chelmsford Crown Court, a Confiscation Order of £22,305 was given to Stephen Bear, to retrieve the ill-gotten gains he accumulated from publishing explicit content to a subscription site without the consent of those involved.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

£3.4 million Confiscation Order handed to money launderer

A convicted money launderer responsible for transporting illegal money to Dubai has been ordered to pay £3,496,778 through a Confiscation Order made by the court on 19 March 2024. 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Fraudster forced to pay back £1 million to victims

More than 200 people who were conned into buying useless investments have received payouts from the money recovered from the fraudster.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Oxbridge fraudster gets another eight-years in jail for failing to pay back £2.7m court order

One of the five Oxbridge-educated fraudsters who lured wealthy individuals to invest in fake “green” projects is sentenced to an additional term of imprisonment for non-payment of his £2.7m Confiscation Order.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

People smugglers ordered to pay over £280,000 from criminal profits in the Essex lorry deaths case

A convicted people smuggler, responsible for the manslaughter of 39 people who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, has today (24 September 2023) been ordered to pay a total of £65,157.65 to victims’ families through a Confiscation Order made by the court today.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

£9.8 million to be seized from man who produced steroids on commercial scale

Mohammed Afzal who was convicted as part of a conspiracy to produce commercial quantities of illegal medical drugs has been ordered to pay back millions of pounds or face 10 extra years in prison. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, Proceeds of crime, Drug offences , CPS News

A former Governor of Nigeria's Delta State has been ordered to pay over £100 million and his solicitor over £28 million

A former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria who systematically defrauded the state and its citizens of millions of pounds, was ordered to pay £101,514,315.21 on Friday or face an additional 8 years in prison.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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