‘Too poor’ crime gang member pays back £730,000

The former member of one of the most notorious gangs in Britain has paid £730,000 to settle a legal over proceeds of crime.

Dec 11, 2017

The former member of one of the most notorious gangs in Britain has paid £730,000 to settle a legal over proceeds of crime. Terry Adams, who was one of the three brothers known as the ‘Adams Family’ gang in north London, has had to pay the sum to avoid an extra four years in prison. He was arrested in 2007, following prosecution for money laundering after a surveillance operation by MI5. Adams argued that he did not have the money and that it would be a breach of his human rights to pay. Nick Price, head of the Proceeds of Crime at the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) said: “The CPS is determined to ensure that crime doesn`t pay and that criminals, including Adams, cannot avoid paying back what they owe. “Our prosecutors and caseworkers have worked tirelessly to secure assets from Adams who sought to benefit from his crimes and went to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying.”

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