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HATTON GARDEN HEIST: Gang member loses challenge over £6.6m payback order

A member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang has lost a challenge against an order that he must pay back more than £6.6 million. Brian “the Guv’nor” Reader, now aged 79, of Dartford, Kent, failed to persuade three judges at the Court of Appeal in London on Tuesday that a confiscation order against him […]

POCA: No Release Until Payment Made New Report Says

Criminals pursued for their ill-gotten gains should not be released from prison until they have paid up, a new report suggests. Offenders should either have to pay a confiscation order in full or convince a judge that their debt to society is squared before they are let out, MPs said. They also called for those […]