An IT manager who defrauded his employer out of almost £19m to fund his chronic gambling addiction has been ordered to repay some more money following the sale of his home in Shepley.
Jonathan Revill is serving a seven-year jail sentence for scamming the money from GDF SUEZ, one of the world’s largest companies.
Revill, 38, worked as a manager at the energy company’s subsidiary business, GDF Suez Energy, based in Leeds, when he carried out his fraud.
In March last year, a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing was told Revill’s benefit from the offending was £18,976,602 but he had assets of just £608,909.61 available.
Most of that figure was made up from the value of his home estimated at £515,000, and £21,000 worth of investments.
But the fraudster’s case was back in Leeds Crown Court to have the confiscation order varied after the sale of his home on Marsh Lane raised more than expected.
Revill was then ordered to pay a total of £622,000 within six months or face a further jail term.
He admitted fraud and transferring criminal property at his sentencing hearing in 2013.
The court heard he was earning a £55,000 a year salary with bonuses and a £400 a month car allowance but had a “serious addiction to gambling” - betting £300,000 on a single sporting fixture.