Re the original story - absolutely delighted. Cracking decision by the judge and one which should become more common place throughout the land.
Re the bloke in carlisle? Lose Â£60 K or go to jail for an extra 12 months, which would probably be reduced to six with good behaviour and possibly even less with parole. Think I'd keep the money in his case. The Judge should have made the repayment mandatory in his case and kept him in jail indefinitely until he paid up.