Drug lord Joseph Ashman’s wife Mandy who laundered £128k is spared jail

Mandy Ashman (pictured), 49, laundered a total of £128,000 through her bank account for her criminal husband Joseph Ashman, 47

The wife of a drug lord who laundered part of the cash her husband made smuggling £23million worth of cannabis has walked free from court because of her health problems.

Mandy Ashman, 49, laundered a total of £128,000 through her bank account as husband Joseph Ashman, 47, headed of network based in Rainham, Essex, who imported 4.5 tonnes of the drug.

He was jailed for eight years and eight months in January last year after admitting conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering.

Twelve of his criminal network were jailed alongside him for a total of 66-and-a-half years.

In February, Ashman was sentenced to a further four years for employing his wife and sister Mary Dunn, 54,

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