Brothel family stripped of assets

September 10, 2009

Three members of a Jewish family convicted of running a chain of brothels have been stripped of their remaining assets.

Spencer Rolfe and his sister Adele Lubin were both jailed for 15 months in August last year.

Rolfe, of Green Avenue, Mill Hill, must return £28,500 made through his criminality.

Lubin, of Watford Way, Hendon, was ordered by Southwark Crown Court to pay back £42,000.

Lubin’s son, David Howard, who was given a six-month jail sentence suspended for two years, must now return £30,000 under the Proceeds of Crimes Act.

Detectives from the Met’s Financial Investigation Unit calculated that the brothels had made in excess of £700,000, but the family had squandered most of the profits.

Detective Constable Bernie Cook said: “Finding the money through looking at ledgers, diaries and bank accounts is painstaking work, but time well spent. These criminals have not been, and should not be, allowed to benefit from their crimes.”

Last updated: 11:39am, September 11 2009