Glasgow & West Scotland

Brothel-keeper Jacqui Smillie loses £8,280 'crime cash'

A woman who admitted running a brothel from a Glasgow flat is to lose £8,280 under proceeds of crime laws.

Jacqui Smillie, 67, was detained on 16 August 2011 following a police search of the property in Oban Drive.

She was later convicted and told to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work as part of a community payback order.

Investigations revealed she had profited from her crime by £8,280 and a confiscation order to recover that sum was granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Lindsey Miller, head of the serious and organised crime division, said: "Jacqui Smillie was caught running an illegal brothel from a property on Oban Drive, Glasgow.

"Brothel-keeping, as with all criminal offences aimed at making a profit, is subject to the powers of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

"Our financial investigators found that Smillie had illegally profited by over £8,000, and today we have secured a confiscation order for the entirety of that sum."

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