Last Thursday (20th June) Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security was imprisoned for four months. This was due to Mr Nixon ignoring his 100-hours community service order, which was part of the sentence handed to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December 2018.
Last December following a prosecution by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Nixon was sentenced to nine month’s imprisonment for fraud, and three months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were suspended for three years and he was also required to do 100-hours unpaid work. At the time the judge, Her Honour Judge McReynolds warned Nixon of the implications of his non-compliance with the community service order.
Following sentencing, in December there were repeated attempts by Probation Services to engage Nixon regarding the completion of his community service obligation and he avoided contact with them. He missed an induction interview and was sent a warning letter at the end of December and a final warning letter in January.
The SIA is pursuing the confiscation of Nixon’s assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002). Mr Nixon is due to appear before a hearing at Antrim Crown Court on September 9, 2019.