Saturday 21, Jan 2012
Colin Lathbury has been asked to pay back more than £400,000 he obtained in his role as part of a multi-million pound empire of illegal steroids.
The South Derbyshire man was one of the four conspirators in the racket to have nearly £4 million of their assets confiscated.
Lathbury, now of Jurby East, on the Isle of Man, was ordered to pay back £412,676.50p within six months or face another 42 months behind bars.
The illegal anabolic steroids operation was led by Patrick Hyland, assisted by his former wife, Hyacinth, described as the money laundering ‘brains’ of the operation.
The Hylands were said to have funded a lavish lifestyle of expensive houses, boats, cars, jewellery, art and luxury holidays on the illegal profits of the drugs sourced from the Czech Republic in huge quantities.
The steroids racket came to the limelight during a police investigation into the disappearance of Paul Duckenfield, a known dealer.
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