‘Lavish lifestyle’ criminal to pay back £54k

Liverpool Crown Court

Liverpool Crown Court

A Wigan man jailed for drugs and money laundering offences has been ordered to pay more than £50k.

Andrew Bradley is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence having been convicted in February last year.

At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, the 43-year-old was ordered to pay the state £19,108.40 of his ill-gotten gains.

This is in addition to £35,611.58 that was seized on arrest in 2013 and forfeited at an earlier hearing.

In total, Bradley, of Grove Lane, Standish, will have paid back £54,719.98.

Det Constable Suzanne Rigby of GMP’s Wigan division, said: “Bradley became accustomed to leading a lavish lifestyle and endeavoured to achieve this by any means possible.

“This case serves as a warning that if you lead a criminal lifestyle not only will you be jailed but you will be ordered to pay back any money that you benefitted from.”

Bradley now has three months to pay the £19k ordered for forfeiture this week. He had been jailed for possession with the intent to supply class A and class B drugs and money laundering.