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A gangster's moll who drove a Porsche celebrated her freedom with a glass of wine after escaping jail, having told a judge she did not know her luxury life was funded by drug money.
Rachael Duffy, 37, earned just £13,000 a year from a small business she ran, yet she joined an expensive gym, lived in a £450,000 mansion and enrolled her two children at a prep school.
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Police began investigating her cash rich lifestyle after arresting former spouse Thomas Duffy, 42, over the seizure of heroin and cocaine thought to be worth a total of £700,000 from a flat in Blackley, Manchester.
Officers searched Mrs Duffy's extended detached property in the affluent area of Alkrington, near Middleton and found envelopes with £1,000 in cash stuffed inside. It emerged the children attended a prep school in Chadderton, near Oldham where fees cost £6,300 a year.
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It is thought Mrs Duffy took them to school in her Porsche but she has since sold it for £30,000.
At Manchester Crown Court she admitted converting criminal property but claimed she had been unaware of her husband's activities until he began to suffer from bursts of paranoia thought to have been triggered by his use of drugs. The couple split in January 2015.
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Duffy was given a 14-month jail term suspended for a year and was ordered to repay £50,000.
The sentence didn't stop the mother celebrating, and she was spotted having lunch and sipping wine in top Italian restaurant San Carlo Cicchetti, a favourite of TV stars and Premier League footballers, after court.
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Her former husband was jailed for ten years for drug dealing at an earlier hearing.
Prosecuting, Hunter Gray said: 'Following the arrest of her husband in 2015 and his conviction in 2016 his financial transfers were investigated and so were this defendant.
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'Thomas Duffy was transferring money...
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