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ASSETS SEIZED FROM FRAUDULENT ONLINE GAMBLER
15th March, 2014 at 02:31:14
Former IT manager in court again to pay for his criminal behaviour.
readers may recall the case last year of Jonathan Revill, a £ 55,000-a-year IT manager for the GDF SUEZ energy
company in Leeds, England who defrauded his company of almost £19 million through false orders of IT supplies, which he then sold at a discount over the internet to make a personal profit of £ 5.6 million.
After admitting his crimes and revealing that much of his illegal fortune had been blown on internet gambling sites
, Revill was sent to jail for seven years.
This week he briefly left his cell to appear again in the Leeds Crown Court to face a Proceeds of Crime confiscation hearing, where prosecutor Mehran Nassiri revealed that only £ 608,909 of Revill's assets remained, mainly associated with his £ 515,000 home and £ 21,000 in equity investments.
Judge Christopher Batty ordered Revill to pay over the sum within six months or face a further prison sentence of up to four years, The Yorkshire Post reports.
The newspaper recalls that at one point Revill paid cash for his home and would gamble up to £ 300,000 via the internet on a single sporting fixture. He was so addicted to gambling that even after his arrest, Revill accessed more than £ 20,000 from his betting account and lost it all in one evening.
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