Heavy sentences for a total of 28 years in prison for the gang of international thieves, but of Italian nationality, perpetrators of a series of millionaire thefts of some of the most luxurious houses in London, which brought in 26 million pounds. Among the most illustrious victims of the trio formed by Jugoslav Jovanovic, of Sinti origins, Alessandro Maltese and Alessandro Donati, Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula 1 boss Bernie, whose Kensington home was burgled in December 2019.
The gang was found guilty of robbing the former footballer’s London homes Frank Lampard and the late owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Isleworth court sentenced 24-year-old Jovanovic to 9 years in prison for theft and an additional two years for money laundering. Donati, 45, and Maltese, 44, were both sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison. All three were arrested in Italy and extradited to the UK.
Judge Martin Edmunds defined each of the three break-ins “immensely serious”. The millionaire thefts were all committed during the first 13 days of two-year December, yielding to the gang the equivalent of 30.6 million euros. Much of the stolen jewels and valuable watches have never been found.