Wife of jailed gangster Stephen Clarke ‘had it all’ claims prosecution

Rachel canada goose outlet in canada ClarkeGet daily updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersThe wife of jailed gangster Stephen Clarke “had it all” canada goose uk site including exotic holidays and sports cars paid for by her husband’s drugs money, prosecutors claimed today.Rachel Clarke, 38, of Westerdale Drive in Southport, broke down in tears as she told the court she suspected the security boss of canada goose outlet england accepting illegal money, canada goose outlet parka but denied goose outlet canada knowledge of his drugs trafficking.Stephen, 48, and his canada goose outlet sale brother Peter Clarke, 37, ran a ruthless operation smuggling cocaine and cannabis to Manchester and Northern Ireland, and were jailed for a combined 26 and a half years in 2013.Stephen, Peter, Rachel, and Peter’s wife Maria Clarke are locked in a court battle over an alleged criminal fortune, which prosecutors alleged is “squirrelled away in a murky web of hidden assets.”But today former personal trainer and businesswoman Rachel Clarke told Preston Crown Court that canada goose outlet uk fake despite her luxurious lifestyle she was “living within my means.”David McLaughlin, prosecuting, asked: “There was canada goose parka uk a lot of illegal cash floating around wasn’t there?”Clarke replied: “There was a lot of canada goose discount uk untaxed cash yes.”Mr McLaughlin asked suggested the money was “drugs money”, which Clarke denied.He highlighted spent on holidays, including to Dubai and canada goose outlet hong kong the Dominican Republic, and a white BMW X5 sport, bought for her as a birthday present.Mr McLaughlin said: “You had it all didn’t you? You knew full well where this money came from.”Watch the moment Peter Clarke was arrestedShe replied: “I have explained to you where all canada goose jacket outlet the money came from.”Earlier Clarke admitted suspecting her husband of receiving illegal money in repayments from canada goose outlet las vegas associates David Byron and Mark Wyatt, who each borrowed from the security boss. Mr McLaughlin asked: “Did you know or suspect that the monies owed were the proceeds of drugs trafficking?”She replied: “Well I did not think my husband was actively involved with the drugs trafficking, I knew he was willing to accept money from canada goose outlet in usa someone else who may have obtained that money illegally. If I have done something wrong I have done something wrong but I didn’t actually know he was trafficking drugs.”The court also heard transcripts of recordings from a police listening device, planted canada goose outlet boston in Stephen Clarke’s Jaguar car.Stephen Clarke was heard on the probe saying to his wife: “Our kid canada goose womens outlet (Peter Clarke) will pay me the 85(thousand), our kid’s going to pay me over these things, you know what I mean?”The court had earlier heard evidence from Stephen Clarke that Mr Wyatt was willing to supply drugs, through Peter Clarke, to pay back a portion canada goose outlet price of his “bill.”Rachel Clarke told the court: “This was clear evidence of me understanding that Stephen was willing to accept money from someone else who had obtained it illegally.”Mr McLaughlin also grilled Clarke over the the family spent on exotic holidays between 2006 and 2012.Read MoreStories from the courtsThe https://www.canadagoose-jackets-online.com court heard that around of that amount was cash from Stephen’s Clarke’s untaxed earnings.She claimed one trip, to the Dominican Republic, was paid for by her husband’s former business partner Anthony McGann, the boss of acclaimed Mixed Martial Arts academy Wolfslair, as a canada goose outlet michigan “late 40th birthday present.”Clarke was also questioned again on a loan, from a prominent Liverpool property developer, to her then business PlayTown, an indoor children’s play centre in Ocean Plaza, Southport.The court heard the terms of the loan were never put into writing as the developer, who cannot canada goose outlet mall be named for legal reasons, was a close friend of her husband and her business partner at PlayTown, Gillian Ashcroft, who had a 50% stake in the company.

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