Wife of drug dealer John Dawes loses High Court battle for Sutton-in-Ashfield home
THE wife of drugs baron John Dawes will lose her stake in the matrimonial home after a High Court judge ruled that she had "shut her eyes" to his crimes.
Helen Dawes insisted she retained a 50 per cent interest in the house in Tudor Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, and that it should not be sold without her consent.
Her claims came after the Crown secured a £355,000 confiscation order against Dawes after a judge found that he had benefited from his crimes to the tune of around £8.2 million.
Dawes, 43, was jailed for 24 years at Nottingham Crown Court in 2008 after he was convicted of conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering.
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