Confiscation Orders

A Confiscation Order is made by a Crown court after conviction, to deprive the defendant of any benefit they have obtained from criminality. For some of the most serious criminals the sums can be substantial. The confiscation regime is robust, ensuring that law enforcement agencies recover the assets from criminals, not only to prevent those individuals from enjoying a lifestyle which could have only been funded as a result of their proceeds of crime but also to prevent the use of those assets for any future criminality.

 

At the confiscation hearing, the Judge will make an order calculating the defendant’s benefit from their criminality, the value of assets that the defendant has, the time which the defendant has to realise the value of their assets and should the defendant fail to pay on time – the default sentence. The default sentence is an additional term of imprisonment which can be activated by the Magistrates Court at the time of enforcement.

 

Enforcement of Confiscation Orders

Following a confiscation order being granted at the Crown Court, the Magistrates Court, along with HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Law Enforcement Agencies enforce the confiscation orders once the time to pay period has expired. Once the time to pay period expires the defendant is charged interest at 8% on the amount outstanding.

 

The role of the Asset Confiscation Enforcement (ACE) team is to assist with the enforcement at the Magistrates Court and to pursue assets if necessary in the Crown Court

 

The following defendants have failed to appear at an enforcement court hearing and the assistance of the public is sought in identifying their whereabouts:

 

 

 

Jeremiah CONNORS

Also known as Jerry CONNORS and Gerry BAKER

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

06/06/1983

Location (pre-conviction):

Bristol

Conviction:

Burglary & theft

Court Where Convicted:

Bristol Crown Court

Date of Conviction:

12/03/2012

Sentence Imposed:

3 Years

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Bristol Crown Court

Date Confiscation Order Made:

13/04/2012

Time to Pay Deadline:

13/06/2012

Available Assets Amount:

£5,303.64

Amount Paid to Date:

£3,736.08

Amount Outstanding:

£1,567.56

Accrued Interest:

£513.81 (as at 17/02/2016)

Total Amount Outstanding:

£2,081.37

Default Term:

3 months

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

13/04/2012

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Bristol

 

 

 

 

James John O’DRISCOLL

Also known as Michael BUCKLEY, Patrick CRUMLISH and Patrick RONAN

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

18/11/1981

Location (pre-conviction):

Bristol

Conviction:

False Representation & Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage

Court Where Convicted:

Bristol Crown Court

Date of Conviction:

13/11/2013

Sentence Imposed:

16 Months

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Bristol Crown Court

Date Confiscation Order Made:

13/11/2013

Time to Pay Deadline:

13/05/2014

Available Assets Amount:

£119,708.00

Amount Paid to Date:

£25,032.70

Amount Outstanding:

£94,675.30

Accrued Interest:

£13,491.62 (as at 17/02/2016)

Total Amount Outstanding:

£108,166.92

Default Term:

3 years

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

06/06/2014

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Finland

 

 

Paul BESSELL

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

25/02/1961

Location (pre-conviction):

Dawlish

Conviction:

Benefit Fraud

Court Where Convicted:

Exeter Crown Court

Date of Conviction:

13/01/2006

Sentence Imposed:

Community Order

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Exeter Crown Court

Date Confiscation Order Made:

25/05/2006

Time to Pay Deadline:

25/11/2006

Available Assets Amount:

£13,664.40

Amount Paid to Date:

£NIL

Amount Outstanding:

£13,664.40

Accrued Interest:

£10,095.93 (as at 17/02/2016)

Total Amount Outstanding:

£23,760.33

Default Term:

12 Months

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

16/05/2007

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Spain

 

 

 

Stuart Brendon LEARY

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

23/08/1965

Location (pre-conviction):

Wareham

Conviction:

Fraud

Court Where Convicted:

Bournemouth

Date of Conviction:

26/05/2005

Sentence Imposed:

42 Months

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Bournemouth

Date Confiscation Order Made:

17/07/2006

Time to Pay Deadline:

17/07/2007

Available Assets Amount:

£246,179.88

Amount Paid to Date:

£127,759.65

Amount Outstanding:

£118,420.23

Accrued Interest:

£86,666.27

Total Amount Outstanding:

£205,086.50

Default Term:

3 years

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

07/11/2007

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Romania

 

 

 

Antonio MAROTE

Also Known As: Antonio Pinto De Jesus MAROTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

09/07/1982

Location (pre-conviction):

Chippenham

Conviction:

Theft & Fraud

Court Where Convicted:

Swindon Crown Court

Date of Conviction:

01/05/2009

Sentence Imposed:

10 Months

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Swindon Crown Court

Date Confiscation Order Made:

30/04/2009

Time to Pay Deadline:

28/05/2009

Available Assets Amount:

£997.00

Amount Paid to Date:

£221.72

Amount Outstanding:

£775.28

Accrued Interest:

£426.52

Total Amount Outstanding:

£1,201.80

Default Term:

28 days

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

06/02/2015

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Channel islands

 

 

Scott Christopher WOODS

 

 

Date of Birth:

04/07/1988

Location (pre-conviction):

Wareham

Conviction:

Drug Trafficking

Court Where Convicted:

Bournemouth

Date of Conviction:

06/06/2014

Sentence Imposed:

12 Years (in defendant’s absence)

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Bournemouth

Date Confiscation Order Made:

31/10/2014

Time to Pay Deadline:

 

Available Assets Amount:

£213,185.00

Amount Paid to Date:

£247.35

Amount Outstanding:

£212,937.65

Accrued Interest:

£13,628.01 (as at 16/02/2016)

Total Amount Outstanding:

£226,565.66

Default Term:

3 Years

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

No

Date Warrant Issued:

19/06/2015

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Spain / Wareham

Arkadiusz PAWLUK

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth:

30/04/1982

Location (pre-conviction):

Bournemouth

Conviction:

Drug Trafficking

Court Where Convicted:

Bournemouth Crown Court

Date of Conviction:

02/03/2015

Sentence Imposed:

9 Months, suspended 2 years

Court Where Confiscation Oder Made:

Bournemouth

Date Confiscation Order Made:

02/03/2015

Time to Pay Deadline:

02/09/2015

Available Assets Amount:

£1,600.00

Amount Paid to Date:

£0

Amount Outstanding:

£1.600.00

Accrued Interest:

£59.62 (as at 19/02/2016)

Total Amount Outstanding:

£1,659.62

Default Term:

30 days

Default Sentence Activated:

No

Default Time Served:

N/A

Date Warrant Issued:

06/11/2015

Last Known Area to be Residing:

Bournemouth or Poland

 

 

If you recognise any of these individuals and have details of their whereabouts, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously by phone or online:

 

 

                     

 

                       

Visit the Crimestoppers Website for further information: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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