Criminal Family Ordered to Repay £420,000

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Investigation into their Available Assets was Launched after their Arrest

A convicted criminal family have been ordered to pay back more than £400,000 of their ill-gotten gains.

Abdul Hamid Chaudhry (born 08/07/53) of Chatburn Road, Chorlton was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiracy to sell counterfeit goods and money laundering.

Mohammed Kamran Chaudhry (born 02/11/81) of Bury Old Road, Prestwich was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy to sell counterfeit goods and money laundering.

Mohammed Basit Chaudhry (born 08/01/87) of Chatburn Road, Chorlton was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for possessing a class B drug with intent to supply and money laundering.

Shahnuz Akhtar Chaudhry (born 14/12/55) of Chatburn Road, Chorlton was sentenced to ten weeks in prison for five counts of mortgage fraud.

An investigation into their available assets was launched shortly after their arrest.

At a Proceeds of Crime Hearing at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square, the family were found to have benefited over £2.5million.

Based on available assets they have been ordered to pay back £423,942.36.

Abdul Hamid Chaudhry benefited £1,063,081 and has been ordered to repay £293,257 within 6 months.

Mohammed Kamran Chaudhry benefited £750,000 and has been ordered to repay £21,015 within 3 months.

Mohammed Basit Chaudhry benefited £750,000 and has been ordered to repay £14,155 within 3 months.

Shahnuz Akhtar Chaudhry benefited £130,000 and has been ordered to repay £95,515.36.

Detective Constable Pete Fawcett, said: “Thanks to the POCA ruling and the cash and property already restrained, the Chaudhry family will have more than £423,000 stripped from them.

“We have closed down their criminal businesses and they have been forced to sell their properties and one of the family members had to return her top of the range Mercedes to the leasing company.

“This is money they have made from the counterfeit goods and drug trade and demonstrates that we will continue our investigations even when someone has been sentenced and jailed.

“Greater Manchester Police is determined to bring those involved in criminality to justice and if anyone has benefited financially they can expect to be stripped of their assets.

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