Nottingham Sports Direct modern slavery brothers ordered to repay £167k

From BBC - January 22, 2018

Two brothers jailed for modern slavery offences have been ordered to repay 167,650 in criminal gains.

Erwin and Krystian Markowski, from Nottingham, trafficked men from Poland to work at Sports Direct's Derbyshire warehouse and kept most of their wages.

Police said investigations found the duo made a "considerable amount of money" between 2010 and 2016.

Sports Direct said it welcomed the conviction and "will not tolerate these kinds of behaviour".

Nottinghamshire Police said Krystian had transferred tens of thousands of pounds to his mother's Polish bank account and both men had failed to declare assets in Poland.

At Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, Krystian, 36, of Harcourt Road, was found to have benefited 184,280 from his criminal exploits and was ordered to repay 97,650.50.


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