East Finchley man jailed alongside notorious gangster “Tommy” Adams
PUBLISHED: 17:08 03 November 2017
A gang member from East Finchley who worked for the notorious Adams family crime syndicate has been jailed for more than five years for money laundering.
Steven Mardon, of Cherry Tree Road, was sentenced alongside seven other members, including the infamous Thomas “Tommy” Adams, from Islington.
Mardon’s home was raided back in February 2014 and police found a series of ledgers, detailing cash transactions. A search of his home also found £110,000 in a floor safe.
Two separate trials against the defendants took place. The second trial only finished yesterday (November 2) so details of Mardon and Tommy’s sentences can only now be revealed.
In the first trial, which concluded in August, the court heard how Mardon helped Adams launder money and obtain goods acting as Tommy’s financier, dealing with day-to-day transactions.
Mardon will serve five years and three months in prison, whilst Tommy Adams, has been jailed for seven years, also for money laundering.
Tommy’s son Shaun, of Claremont Square, received a six month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after pleading guilty to the same charge as his father, at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday.
Det Ch Supt Mick Gallagher said: “Thomas Adams is responsible for a large-scale criminal business, laundering the profits from crime. For too long organised gangs have used advances in technology to hide their criminal gains and this operation and others like it are the Met’s response.”
The first trial left six more of Tommy’s associates behind bars for money laundering.
Haralambos Antoniades, 48, of Chingford and Martin Dowd, 49, of Macclesfield were jailed for five years and three months.
Christos Christopher Nicolas, 52, of Harlow, was locked up for two years and six months.
Elias Antoniou, 53 of Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, was jailed for two years.
Robert Winstanley, 77, of Northwich was sentenced to three years behind bars.
Richard Jones, 58, of Macclesfield, dodged jail and was given a suspended sentence: two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.
Tommy’s business associate Loukas Menikou, 55, of Enfield, admitted money laundering and was sentenced to 10 months, suspended for a year.