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County Durham crash-for-cash scammer repays £155,000 to avoid five more years in prison

28 September 2017

A MAN previously sentenced for his part as one of the masterminds behind a large scale crash for cash scam has paid £155,000 to bring the case to a final conclusion.

Following a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court in August, Paul Jonathan Wright was given a £90,000 confiscation order as well as being ordered to pay £15,000 towards the hearing and £50,000 towards the legal aid bill within 28 days – or face a further five years in prison.

“This large scale insurance fraud scam was one that affected an entire community and Paul Wright’s confiscation order, in addition to his original custodial sentence, serves to prove that insurance fraud is a serious crime that will not go unpunished,” said Jason Potter, IFB Head of Investigations.

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