A FAMILY have been ordered to pay back £100,000, which they made from running three brothels.

Adele Lubin, 63, was jailed for 15 months in August last year for running a network of North London brothels.

Her brother Spencer Rolfe, 62, of Mill Hill, London, and her son David Howard, 42, were found guilty of helping run the business.

A confiscation order was lodged by the Metropolitan Police to recover the money.

Judge Gregory Stone, sitting yesterday at Southwark Crown Court, ordered Lubin, of Watford Way, Hendon, to repay £42,000. Lubin divorced from Canvey councillor Ray Howard 32 years ago.

Rolfe, who was also jailed for 15 months, was stripped of £28,500.

Both Lubin and Rolfe have been released from jail David Howard, who now lives with his father Ray in Canvey Road, Canvey, was let off with a suspended sentence. He was ordered to pay back £30,000.

Detectives calculated the business had made in excess of £700,000, but it was agreed the profits had largely been squandered, so they could only repay a combined £100,000.

Det Con Bernie Cook, of the Met Police’s financial investigation unit, said: “This is the culmination of a complex financial investigation into the profits made from running brothels.

“Finding the money through looking at ledgers, diaries and bank accounts is painstaking work, but time well spent.

“The women found at the brothels were often working eleven hours a day. These criminals have not and should not be allowed to benefit from their crimes.”

Lubin used her North London-based businesses, Beauty and Holistic Therapy and Jenny’s Aromatherapy, as fronts for brothels in Hendon and Harrow.

A massage parlour, where women offered clients “extras”, was also set up above a busy shopping centre in Mill Hill, north-west London The businesses employed around 55 women, who charged £40 for 30 minutes and £50 for an hour.

Lubin, Rolfe, and Howard were arrested in 2007 after a lengthy police investigation where undercover police officers were offered sexual services and a police officer was offered a job as a working girl.

During the original trial, the jury heard one policeman, who visited one of the brothels, was met by Lubin and given a choice of women.

Another undercover detective was told he could get a £20 “topless massage”.