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Brit-Indian doc ordered to pay back £1m after selling dangerous diet pills

By Nitsi

London, Oct 27 (ANI): Corrupt doctor Sudesh Madan who was jailed for 18 months for selling dangerous diet pills to fund her lavish lifestyle has been ordered to pay back more than 1million pounds.

Madan, 58, was jailed in May for selling the Phentermine and Diethylpropion slimming pills at Easy Slim clinics across the UK.

The potentially dangerous drugs were sold to unsuspecting customers at 20 pounds-a-week for a course of pills to suppress their appetite.

Her lucrative operation netted more than 1million pounds in eight just years and provided a luxury lifestyle including property in Dubai, luxury holidays to Thailand and a fleet of fast cars.

Officers raiding Madan's home in Romford, Essex, found 48,000 pounds cash stashed under her bed, which has since been seized.

St Albans Crown Court, ordered the shamed doctor to repay 1,050,000 pounds to the Crown within six months or face a further four years behind bars.

"Madan's greedy and callous operation resulted in a significant financial benefit," the Daily Mail quoted a spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary, as saying.

"The profits paid for properties in the UK and overseas, expensive cars with personalised number plates, and luxurious holidays.

"The confiscation order represents the realistic amount of money the Constabulary can gain from her assets," spokesman added.

Madan was arrested in December 2009 after a probe into a fatal car crash in Hatfield in 2009. (ANI)

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