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article imageBankrupt businessman hid his mansion in a shed

By Owen Weldon     Jul 29, 2016 in Crime
A fraudster in the United Kingdom who hid his mansion in a farm shed has been sentenced to jail time for drugs and money laundering offenses.
Alan Yeomans, 61, declared he was bankrupt, but he apparently ran three companies. The companies served as a front to launder money he made from making cannabis.
Yeomans told authorities he was living in a shed and all he had to his name as a $40 watch and around $400 worth of furniture. However, police swooped in as part of an investigation and found designer shoes and thousands of dollars worth of art. Cannabis was also found at his Shedley Manor property.
Also, Yeomans' mansion was disguised as a barn. His mansion, which had six bedrooms, was near another building that he used to manufacture cannabis. Yeomans was also stealing electricity to power the building.
Glenn Wicks, who led the investigation, said the whole thing was a sophisticated set-up. Wicks described Yeomans as a fraudster, liar and a drug dealer who cynically made himself bankrupt. He added that Yeomans continued to act in an unlawful way in regards to managing three companies.
Authorities who took part in the raid were surprised that nobody didn't know anything about the property, which was filled with antiques and fine art. Behind one of the paintings was a door that led to a secret room, which was used to grow cannabis.
The fraudster was arrested and he was sentenced to six and a half years of jail time for charges associated with stealing electricity, producing and supplying cannabis, failing to disclose bankruptcy and concealing criminal property.
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