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Crook to pay for his crimes.

A WHEELER dealer who lived beyond his means has been ordered to cough up more than pounds 38,000 obtained from his life of crime.

But Arthur Daley character Jamie Winn, 27, has assets of less than pounds 700.

And he was warned at Durham Crown Court yesterday that he if ever comes into money in his lifetime the authorities could order him to hand over the full amount.

Recorder Howard

Crowson granted the Crown Prosecution Service an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act after Winn was convicted of money laundering.

It means he will immediately forfeit pounds 690 in cash, his only assets, which police seized from him when they raided his home in Victoria Avenue in Brandon, Durham City.

The judge told Winn: "If you come into any money they can come looking for you."

Winn had denied money-laundering offences during his trial at the Crown Court in March this year but was convicted and given a community order.

Barrister Mark Guiliani, who applied for the order, said Winn had benefited to the tune of pounds 38,437.70 from his activities over a period of years.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 4, 2007
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