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Drug gang bosses ordered to pay back £221k
9:30am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
TWO organised crime bosses have been ordered to pay back £221,000 of their ill-gotten gains.
Brothers Nicholas and Jason Dean were jailed for eight and a half years and four and a half years respectively last March.
Nicholas Dean, 48, of Roman Way, Bicester, admitted conspiracy to supply class A and B controlled drugs.
Jason Dean, 46, of Ash Grove, Headington, admitted possession with intent to supply class A controlled drugs and money laundering.
Following conviction, Thames Valley Police’s Economic Crime Unit investigated their financial background under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Last week at Reading Crown Court, it was determined they benefited from their criminality to a sum of £400,000 between them.
Nicholas Dean was found by the judge to have benefited from £200,000 from his criminal behaviour. A confiscation order was made for £21,000 of available assets. He was ordered to pay this within six months. If he fails to pay, he will serve a further 18 months and will still be asked to repay the money.
Jason Dean was found to have benefited £200,000 from his criminality which he must pay within 28 days or he will serve a further two and a half years and still have to pay the full amount.
Head of Specialist Operations Det Supt David Poole said: “The Economic Crime Unit began a detailed and complex investigation to prove that the lavish lifestyles they were living had been funded by crime.”