Justinas Ivaskevicius Wiki
Justinas Ivaskevicius Biography
Justinas Ivaskevicius, 34, was acquitted by a jury of stealing a £ 515,000 yellow diamond from Stunt’s Belgravia home for £ 10 million, after the gold merchant’s safe was emptied in a robbery in December 2017.
Mr. Stunt, whose life had turned into cocaine-filled chaos, claimed that he did not know where his safe was on his mews property in South Eaton Place, or who had access to it.
The staff were thought to be too wary of the fearsome reputation of his godfather, notorious crime family boss Terry Adams, to take anything from him, the court heard.
Stunt said as soon as he was informed of the theft the morning after it had happened
He looked inside the safe for the first time and found that it was empty save for a single wood screw.
She thought she had deliberately left herself to deliver the ‘You’re screwed’ message.
The safe was missing the £ 515,000 yellow diamond, six 1kg gold bars, a yellow diamond ring and two blue diamonds, a pink diamond and a large white diamond.
Petra Ecclestone’s Cartier engagement ring, which Stunt said her ex-wife had thrown at her, was also missing.
Prosecutor Martin Bowyer said that while the court could not be sure of the source of the cash it is clear it was the result of ‘sustained criminal activity’.
He told Southwark Crown Court today: “ As far as the checks are concerned, the evidence suggests that they must have been stolen sometime before December 2017.
“There is evidence that various checks, in particular the Lloyds account, were presented with Mr. Stunt’s full signature,” said Mr. Bowyer.
Judge Deborah Taylor told Vaskevicious: ‘I take into account the fact that the checks must have been drawn in 2017 and 2020 and had not been used.
“It is suggested that this was a high level of guilt and, in my opinion, is in the middle category.
“ It is not a breach of trust because between 2017 and 2020 he was no longer employed by Mr. Stunt. ”
who was married to Ms Ecclestone, 31, from 2011 to 2017, made his fortune as a gold dealer and art collector.
The socialite couple had three children before divorcing in a £ 5.5bn settlement in October 2017.
Stunt, who once boasted of having 200 luxury cars, was declared bankrupt in Superior Court in June 2019.
His luxurious £ 11 million cabin in Belgravia was repossessed in March along with two £ 5 million apartments overlooking Chelsea Harbor.
Stunt was worth an estimated £ 3bn, but its assets were frozen in 2018.
The British-Lithuanian Ivaskevicius denied this and was acquitted of the theft of the diamond and of producing a controlled drug, namely cannabis.
But the jury convicted him of two counts of possession of criminal property and four counts of handling stolen property, namely blank checks from Artbuthnot Latham Private Bank and a checkbook from Lloyds, all belonging to Stunt.
Ivaskevicius was imprisoned for two years and nine months.