Lottery fraudster who gave £2.5m after using FAKE ticket faces six years in prison
The former bricklayer, 56, is about to lose his home and land in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, where he plans to build the hotel.
If he fails to deliver his property, worth £939,782.44, within three months, six years will be added to the nine-year sentence he has already served.
Putman, now 56, was found guilty in October 2019 of using forged a winning ticket to claim a £2.5 million jackpot in 2009.
The house near the M25 is currently in a squalid, unkempt state with the curtains drawn.
The site resembles a vehicle graveyard – with at least twenty cars and trucks parked alongside caravans and mobile homes.
During a hearing at St Albans’ court today, prosecutor Adam Pearson said the benefit Putman gained from the fraud was £2,525,495 and the amount that could be forfeited was £939,782.44.
His attorney Lawrence Selby said: “Mr Putman does not accept or agree the number of benefits or realizable assets, but will not object to these proceedings.”
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