A member of one of Britain's most notorious crime families Thomas 'Tommy' Adams (pictured), 63, has been released after re-paying £1.24million of his ill-gotten gains
A member of one of Britain's most notorious families has been released after selling off homes and land to pay back £1.24million so he can avoid more jail time.
Thomas 'Tommy' Adams, 63, was jailed for seven years for ferrying 'dirty' cash into from across his crime empire.
Tommy, and his brothers Terry and Patsy founded one of the most powerful crime gangs in London, the infamous Clerkenwell crime syndicate known as the Adams Family or A-team.
The brothers built up an estimated fortune of £200million through a vast racketeering and drug trafficking empire, amassing a huge portfolio of properties, antiques and art.
The family were so feared that they franchised out the Adams name so lesser criminals could say they were working with or for them.
Tommy, who was second-in-command
of the feared syndicate, was jailed in 2017 for two counts of conspiracy to transfer criminal property and one count of conspiracy to conceal criminal property.
Detectives said Adams appeared to have a 'ghost-like' existence, living like a king with lavish holidays, cars and clothes despite having 'no financial footprint'.
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But he was caught out bragging about his wealth from the cash laundering network, which prosecutors used to calculate the sum he should repay.
Adams was secretly recorded boasting to an associate that he had bought land in Limassol, Cyprus to build a house at a knock-down price saying: 'Bit of land I bought a few months ago.
It's cost me no money... £110,000, sterling.
'They wanted two hundred at first... fella desperate. It's land, that's it.. I'm going to get an architect... draw up the plans.' Prosecutors used the recording to prove he had considerable assets bought with criminal cash, which added up to £1.24million including
two properties in Bow in east London.
Tommy, and his brothers Terry (left) and Patsy (right) founded one of the most powerful crime gangs in London, the infamous Clerkenwell crime syndicate known as the Adams Family or A-team
Undercover police uncovered the extent of Adams criminal enterprise in 2014 after bugging a cafe he used.
They caught couriers exchanging M&S bags full of cash at Euston station which were transported by a taxi firm making runs between London and Manchester.
In 2020 Adams was ordered to repay £1.24million of his ill-gotten gains or 파라오카지노 도메인
face another seven years in prison.
Yesterday the Crown Prosecution Service announced he had been released after paying back the full amount.
Adrian Foster of the CPS Proceeds of Crime Division said: 'Tommy Adams has finally paid back the full confiscation order amount determined by the Crown Court following proceedings in 2020.
'We worked closely with the police to make sure he did not benefit from the proceeds of his crime.
To date he has paid back £1,243,270.75 from his criminal conduct.
'Where criminals fail to pay the orders made against them, the CPS will robustly pursue them for the money they owe, asking that default prison sentences are imposed where necessary.'