Brixton's Blacker Dread jailed for two and a half years for money laundering

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey!

    Blacker Dread (aka Steve Burnett-Martin) trousered £230,411 in fraudulent payments to his record shop as part of a £700k scam.

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  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Explains how he managed to keep that shop open in such a prime location.
     
  3. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    I wonder what percentage cut he got for laundering £230k
     
  4. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Crikey! i knew he was down in the dumps but I though that was because he hadn't got over his mother's death.:(

    The woman must be his daughter...
     
  5. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    he should have blamed it on an 'inadvertent error'. worked for Maria Miller.
     
  6. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It's not his first time in the slammer...:)
     
  7. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    This explains why his shop has been shut recently.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sad to say, I don't imagine it'll be a record shop much longer in a post-cupcake Brixton.
     
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  9. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Not necessarily,He did sell records and such as well.
     
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  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    not necessarily - plenty of businesses which have been around for a long time survive because they either own the building (having bought in the 70s/80s when properties were dirt cheap) or are on long term rent deals. Not everyone is paying £90k a year rent like Costa Coffee.
     
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  11. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    tbh Blacker hasn't been a place to buy records for years. He stopped stocking the latest 45s a decade ago and the stock of LPs and CDs was rarely interesting.
     
  12. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

  13. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Some people just don't give these things much thought. You don't pay dodgy money into your own account or into any account you can be linked to. Easy peasy to catch you if you do.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Posh Lee and his attempts to strong-arm local businesses last year are probably a substantial part of the cause of Splash's "funding cuts".
     
  17. mxh

    mxh Well-Known Member

    Seems odd having to close the BV business for the day, their hardly going to contribute to Splash.
     
  18. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    There's a handwritten sign in the window saying 'Oops!' :cool:
     
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  19. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    On the outside ?
     
  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    On the inside - on the side facing into the arcade. I think it was probably a wry comment from Blacker himself....
     
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  21. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Maybe, I saw people in the shop on Monday although it was closed for buisness.
     
  22. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It was there last week, I think. Before the news broke....
     
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  23. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Will BV be closed on Splash day?

    I think it was closed in the past, but that was because the owners didn't ever open it on Sundays iirc.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It used to be open on Sundays but were told to close for the last Splash.
     
  25. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Are you sure? I thought they were open last year for the first time. I might be wrong though. I didn't go there!
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Wasn't there last year, but my mate was supposed to be DJing outside and it got cancelled at the last minute. Or maybe that was the year before...
     
  27. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    He also has his own record label with some good artists doing the vocals.I have a few with Beres Hammond,Gregory Isaacs,U Roy and Luciano.
     
  28. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    We were involved in planning to put out an album of his releases called 'Twenty Years on the Front Line'.

    It now looks like it will eventually be called 'Twenty Two and a Half Years on the Front Line' :(
     
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  29. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    I cant imagine he will do the whole stretch maybe half or 2 thirds of the sentence if he keeps his nose clean in there.
     
  30. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I'm not sure that applies to those who have done previous prison time...
     

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