Ex Magistrate Loses £4.1m Assets In Hearing

Ex Magistrate Loses £4.1m Assets In HearingA former magistrate who was jailed for a £38,000 fraud was ordered to give up his assets worth £4.1 million at a confiscation hearing today.

The Defendant who is also an accountant was told he must pay the cash within six months or face eight years in prison under tough legislation designed to strip criminals of their “ill-gotten gains”.

He was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for the theft offences and nine months imprisonment for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

His conviction prompted a lengthy investigation under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 by the Thames Valley Police Economic Crime Unit (ECU) and all his assets were declared to be criminal and liable for confiscation last year.

The hearing today at Southampton Crown Court was told that the Defendant, who owned several companies including an accountancy firm and travel agency, had never co-operated with the investigation into his criminal assets.

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