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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Nightclub boss ordered to pay back £150,000

    A nightclub boss who made £2.2million while allowing his premises to be used for drug dealing has been ordered to pay back just £150,000.

    David Mallin, 47, was jailed for 12 months in November 2007 after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

    The court heard that he and fellow boss Graham Brown, 47, knew deadly Ecstasy was being sold and taken at the infamous New Monkey Club in Pallion Road, Sunderland.

    But they allowed it to carry on, even when Gary Henderson, 18, died after collapsing outside the club, from the drugs effects, in 2003.

    Both bosses denied permitting the premises to be used for the supply of Ecstasy and a second charge of allowing the premises to be used for the smoking of cannabis but were found guilty by a jury.

    Mallin, of Dykelands Road, Sunderland, was back at the same court on Friday for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    The court heard he had made £2.2million from his crimes, but the only remaining realisable assets was just £150,000.

    At the original trial, prosecutors said Ecstasy was openly sold in the club and it was impossible for Mallin and Brown to not know about it.



  1. enquirewithin
    Alcohol, which is worse, was probably sold on the premises too. Does that mean he has pay back money to people who suffered from it?
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