Liverpool man has sentence extended for failing to pay his confiscation order

Liam Cornett, of Huyton was jailed for 26 years in December 2019 after being found guilty of heading up a large scale drugs conspiracy following an investigation by the North West Regional Crime Unit (NWROCU). 

The 32-year-old was ordered to repay £183,270 within three months at a confiscation hearing at Liverpool Crown Court in May 2021.

He has failed to pay the full amount and was sentenced to a further 481 days in prison at Liverpool Crown Court last month.

Cornett has repaid £62,605 of the confiscation order. The outstanding amount is £120,665 including interest of more than £6,000 which accrues until the amount is paid in full.

Detective Inspector Lynden James from the NWROCU said, “Cornett has failed to pay back his ill-gotten gains and will now have to face even longer in prison, and still owe the money. 

“I hope this sends a loud message to criminals that we will continue to come after you, our investigations don’t stop at conviction. We will do everything in our power under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to recover the benefit criminals receive from their illegal activity, to claim back the money that was never rightfully theirs.”

Image: Merseyside Police

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