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Byline: By ROBIN TURNER Western Mail

A policeman's wife who raked in a fortune living the high life of a brothel madam wasyesterday left destitute when a judge ordered her to hand over every penny she possessed.

But Julie Hyett, 37, escaped jail when she was handed a 15-month prison term suspended for two years.

Hyett appeared at Swansea Crown Court after spending the previous 48 hours in custody for being late for a sentencing hearing on Monday.

Judge Gerald Price QC also granted an order for all of her realisable assets, amounting to pounds 49,000, to be seized as the proceeds of crime.

It means she will be forced to sell a luxury Mercedes convertible and liquidate her share of a property she co-owns with her husband, who has since left the Dyfed-Powys police force.

Hyett had previously admitted controlling a prostitute and receiving almost pounds 100,000 by deception from a building society.

The judge said that despite Hyett leading a lavish lifestyle, including three trips to Las Vegas, a holiday in Monaco and regular stays at the five-star Celtic Manor Hotel and Spa in Newport, police were unable to find any evidence she had ever paid one penny in income tax.

Hyett ran two brothels in Wales and police also discovered her daughter was working as a prostitute at the same time as she had been.
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Title Annotation:News Ban Young Guns
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 15, 2005
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