Two members of Scotland’s ‘most sophisticated’ crime gang have been told they must pay back £1.6 million from the proceeds of their criminal actions.
In January 2018, Anthony Woods (45) and Francis Mulligan (43) were jailed for a total of nearly 18 years between them, after previously admitting multiple charges linked to serious organised crime in one of the most complex prosecutions of serious organised crime in Scottish legal history.
They were made subject of the Confiscation Order at Glasgow High Court today.
The order gives the Crown the power to seize money Woods and Mulligan gained through serious organised crime by taking money and assets they acquire in the future.Anthony Woods has £875,070.11 currently available and Francis Mulligan has £810,108.83 currently available.
Procurator Fiscal for Specialist Casework, Jennifer Harrower, said:
“This should serve as a warning to anyone involved in financial crime linked to serious organisation crime, that we will not stop at prosecution.
“Even after a conviction is secured, the Crown will continue to use the Proceeds of Crime legislation to ensure that funds obtained through this type of crime are confiscated from those who do not deserve them.
“This order sends out a strong message about our determination to disrupt serious and organised crime, as a member of Scotland’s Serious and Organised Crime Taskforce.
“The £1.6 million recovered from Woods and Mulligan will be added to those already gathered from Proceeds of Crime and will be re-invested in Scottish communities through the CashBack for Communities programme.”