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Who is Eric Fitzpatrick Danison ?
A phony gentleman who has lived a life of luxury funded by the proceeds of a £14m property scam for which he was previously jailed has been given weeks to hand over nearly £1.5m or be sent back to prison.
Convicted fraudster Eric Fitzpatrick Danison was jailed for 11 years in 2010 for duping wealthy investors, including claims that he could secure flats in a prestigious Birmingham development.
But after his release, he ignored a demand to repay the seven-figure sum, the outstanding amount of a nearly £2m order covering cash he collected.
He restyled himself, under the moniker Sir Patrick Tristram Bijou, moved into a £1.2million house in Wales and still had over £500,000 in the bank.
It is not clear whether he bought the title or gave it to himself without foundation, but he was never knighted by the Queen.
Danison also had several expensive cars, including a Daimler and an Alfa Romeo, in his driveway, West Midlands Police said.
But now the Crown Prosecution Service has ordered Bijou to return the cash by this summer or he will be jailed for another eight and a half years after a force application at Birmingham Crown Court.
Bijou, originally from London, was also jailed for two years in 2019 for breaching a financial information warrant.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Pritchard, head of the economic crimes unit, said: “It may have been more than a decade since we obtained the initial confiscation order, but we never forget in our quest to prevent criminals from profiting. of illegally obtained profits.
‘Any unpaid sum hangs over a convicted criminal for the rest of his life, should more assets be identified.
‘Once it was established that Bijou had these, we went to work with the CPS in what are known as ‘uplift’ procedures, to ensure that he paid the money owed.
‘This is one of the largest amounts, if not the largest, that we have obtained in this way.
“It shows criminals that we will never stop doing it, even years later.”
Police presented evidence of Bijou’s available assets at Birmingham Crown Court.
A judge approved the order on Wednesday, April 13.
Eric Fitzpatrick Danison Quick and Facts
- Eric Fitzpatrick Danison was jailed for in 2010 for a £14million property scam
- Following his release, Danison has lived lavishly on proceeds from the crime
- West Midlands Police found him living in a mansion with multiple luxury cars
- Danison re-branded himself Sir Patrick Tristram Bijou, despite not being a knight
- Police are now demanding he hand back his ill-gotten gains or return to prison