A LUXURY home once owned by a suspected gangster – gunned down in a supermarket car park – is being sold tomorrow (Thursday).
Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll formerly lived at 11 Ivy Leaf Place, Lennoxtown, a four-bedroom detached villa which has now been put up for auction.
The 29-year-old, who had gangland links, was murdered in January 2010, outside Asda in Robroyston.
Earlier this year, a bid was made at the Court of Session to “recover property belonging to Mr Carroll’s estate, which had been obtained through his involvement in organised crime, violence, drug dealing and his obtaining of mortgages by fraud”.
The action – on behalf of Scottish ministers – was not defended by Carroll’s next of kin and, on May 1, the Court of Session granted a recovery order for the house in Lennoxtown and a life-insurance policy.
The property is due to be sold tomorrow (Thursday) at an auction in the Swallow Hotel, Glasgow.
Ruaraidh Macniven, head of the civil recovery unit at the Crown Ooffice and Procurator Fiscal Service, said: “The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 enables civil proceedings to be taken to recover the proceeds of crime where prosecution is not possible for some reason, including, as in this case, where the alleged perpetrator of the crime has died.
“The Civil Recovery Unit will continue to target assets which have been obtained through crime and, in particular, serious organised crime.”
Cash generated from the sale – via Countrywide Property Auctions – will be redistributed to community projects across Scotland.
The house has been given a guide price of £165,000 – around £25,000 lower than the average asking price for a four-bedroom house in Lennoxtown, according to www.home.co.uk
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