Blackmail gang ordered to payback over £1m
15 Jan 2016 16:00 PM[View Full Size]
Three key players involved in a blackmail case have been ordered to payback over a million pounds under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Terence James Cunningham (Jnr), 28, Terence Cunningham Snr, 50,and William Adams, 48, all from Sutton Road in Doncaster were ordered to payback the money under the Proceeds of Crime Act after they were convicted back in 2014.
Cunningham Jnr was found guilty in 2014 for conspiracy to commit blackmail. He has been ordered to payback £85,850.
William Adams pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit blackmail. He has been ordered to payback £706,105.37.
At an earlier hearing last year Terence Cunningham Snr, 50, also of Sutton Road in Doncaster was ordered to pay back £402,513.49. He was jailed in 2014 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit blackmail.
Detective Sergeant Alan Turner said: "This investigation was a lengthy and complex case that involved enquiries all across the UK, Canada and Dubai.
"Not only were the defendants prosecuted and sentenced to significant terms of imprisonment but detailed investigations were continued that identified assets owned by the defendants as a result of their criminal activities.
"Because of this action all the victims of the blackmail offences who lost money in this case will be fully compensated."