Shamed McGrath handed extra jail term

Frank McGrath at home in Fulwood, Preston
Frank McGrath at home in Fulwood, Preston
Share this article
Have your say

A former councillor jailed for money laundering has been locked up for a further two years.

Frank McGrath, 61, had been told to pay £925,000 “benefit” deemed to have been made from crime, by a judge in April last year.

The former deputy leader of Preston Council was granted an extra six months to pay in October last year.

Magistrates in Bolton heard on Tuesday that around £480,000 had been paid so far but another £444,680 was still outstanding.

The court added another 791 days to McGrath’s sentence, to be served consecutively to a four-and-a-half year jail term, given in March 2010 for money laundering for drug trafficker Silvano Turchet.

For more on this story, click on the links below

>> McGrath to pay £165 to farmer

>> Disgraced councillor to pay back ill-gotten gains

>> McGrath ‘may lose family home’

>> McGrath wife ‘I’ll stand by my husband’