From The Daily Telegraph:

A solicitor who enjoyed a flamboyant lifestyle by living off the earnings of prostitution has been jailed for 12 months.

Davy Tang, 42, a father of two, was able to buy a large country house, a Porsche, a Mercedes and a BMW, as well as jewellery worth £9,000 with his cut from the earnings of a group of escort girls.

He pleaded guilty to controlling prostitution for gain and asked for three counts of living off immoral earnings to be taken into consideration when he appeared before Guildford Crown Court. He was jailed for 12 months and ordered to pay £500 costs.

The court heard that Tang operated a website called from his home in Ripley, Surrey. Between 2001 and 2005, he earned more than £500,000 by controlling escorts in London.

Tang, who qualified as a solicitor in his native China, had not declared any income since starting his sex business. That, and the large amounts of money in his bank account, led to his arrest.

Judge Derek Inman told him: “Because you paid no taxes it is not surprising that you had a very comfortable lifestyle with a big house and a number of cars. No doubt your neighbours in Ripley will be interested to learn how you earned your money.”

If, like me, Davy Tang had attended one of Revenue and Customs‘ excellent, free “Becoming Self-Employed” courses he might still be trading today, providing flexible and well-paid work for women in the Surrey area.

In the sports section of the same edition of that newspaper is a picture of controversial Chelsea striker William Gallas, unironically captioned “Chelsea claim William Gallas was driven by money”.