Brothel madam jailed for £386,000 tax avoidance

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A brothel madam from Manea near March who raked in £1.4m during a ten year tax-free illegal enterprise has paid the price for her wages of sin.

Dorothy Jones, (64), was jailed for four years after the taxman caught up with her and discovered she had dodged tax totalling £386,000 on the ill gotten gains.

Jones, of Dunvegan Close, Manea, who rented three properties in south-west London, for her enterprise pleaded guilty at Kingston on Thames Crown Court to managing the brothels between 2003 and 2014.

The first, named ‘Sapphires’, was located in a flat at Burlington Road, New Malden and ‘Annabella’s’ occupied next-door properties at 29 St. James Road, Surbiton

She also pleaded guilty to cheating the public revenue of income tax between 2003 and 2013 and laundering criminal property via a Santander bank account, namely £137,000 between 2007 and 2013.

Along with her husband Stephen Jones, (52), she also admitted fraud by false representation, namely acquiring a £115,000 mortgage for their matrimonial home.

The couple produced forged documents for companies that did not exist to support the mortgage application in which Dorothy claimed to be a £48,000 a year masseuse and Stephen a £35,000 a year family entertainer.

Stephen Jones received a 12-month community order, which included 180 hours community service work for his offence and was ordered to pay £250 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

A third defendant, Denise Oliver, 46, of 61 Springfield Place, New Malden pleaded guilty to possessing criminal property, namely £1,221 cash from the brothels, which police found during a raid of her home.

She also received a twelve-month community order, which includes 120 hours community service work.