Two men aged 45 and 56 from Havant have pleaded guilty to offences of illegal money lending and money laundering following a hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court this week (28/09)
The suspects, Kevin Colin WHITE, 56 of Bramdean Drive and Adrian James DOWSE, 45 of Botley Drive were arrested in October 2015 when The England Illegal Money Lending Team, who work in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Constabulary executed warrants at the residential addresses of both defendants. During the searches, officers seized notebooks, diaries and documentation connected to illegal money lending, as well as over £12,000 in cash. Both defendants were later charged in May 2016.
They will be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on 2nd November 2016
Nationally, Illegal Money Lending Teams have secured more than 349 prosecutions for illegal money lending and related activity, leading to nearly 237 years" worth of custodial sentences. They have written off £63.5 million worth of illegal debt.
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