Adam Johnson’s Family Conned Out Of £170K In Bid To Clear His Name

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The family of shamed ex-England international footballer Adam Jonson have reportedly been conned out of £170,000 by a man who said he could clear Johnson’s name.

A string of payments were made to Mark Hill-Wood who was posing as a former MI6 agent, reports the Daily Mail.

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Hill-Wood allegedly convinced the family to start paying him amounts of up to £36,000 a time following Johnson’s arrest for child sex crimes, with £140,000 transferred by May 2015.

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Johnson was eventually sentenced to six years in prison, with Surrey Police now investigating the payments made to Hill-Wood.

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Hill-Wood, who was once dubbed a ‘fantasy fraudster’ by a judge, has declined to comment on the allegations due to ‘client confidentiality’.

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When asked about the payments Johnson’s father David, 49, is reported to have replied ‘How do you know about that?’ before refusing to comment further.

The investigation continues.


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