Radcliffe drug dealer ordered to pay back over £7k of ill-gotten gains
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A man has been ordered to pay over £7k of his ill-gotten gains after GMP's Economic and Cyber Crime section proved that it was cash gained from crime.
James Warwick, (16/04/1998), formerly of Withins Avenue, Radcliffe but currently in prison, appeared at Minshull Crown Court yesterday (16 June, 2021) for a Proceeds of Crime hearing relating to his 2020 conviction for drug offences, in which he was sentenced to 32 months in prison.
Warwick was found to have benefited from his criminal conduct to the sum of £12,849.
A Proceeds of Crime Act confiscation order was put in place at court to retrieve £7,047 from Warwick, which has been found to be the amount he has in total from assets such as cash found in his house on arrest, his car, bank balances and money that he transferred to a family member.
He has three months to pay this money back or another four months will be added on top of his current custodial sentence.
Financial Investigator Carole Holland, of GMP's Bury District, said: "I hope this case sends a stark warning to anyone considering funding their lifestyle through criminal behaviour, that not only will we do everything in our power to secure a conviction but we will also ensure that you have to pay back ill-gotten gains.
"We will send people to court to face justice for their crimes but also seek to retrieve money that they funded through crime which is then put back into the community towards a number of things such as community projects.
"This is another great result for GMPs Economic and Cyber Crime section."