Italian burglar, 45, often known as ‘The Pink Panther’ faces jail after admitting function in £25m jewelry raid at F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s Kensington mansion
- Alessandro Maltese has pleaded responsible to single county of conspiracy to burgle
- He appeared at Isleworth Crown Courtroom and spoke solely to verify his identification
- Tamara Ecclestone had been on vacation in Lapland on the time of alleged theft
An Italian burglar often known as ‘The Pink Panther’ is going through jail after admitting his function in a £25million jewelry raid at F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s Kensington mansion.
Alessandro Maltese, 45, pleaded responsible to a single depend of conspiracy to burgle properties between November 29 and December 18 2019.
He appeared at Isleworth Crown Courtroom immediately alongside an Italian interpreter and spoke solely to verify his identification, earlier than coming into his plea.
The cost pertains to burglaries together with a raid on Ms Ecclestone’s London house in December 2019 through which thieves allegedly stole £25 million of jewelry and money.
Ms Ecclestone, the socialite daughter of ex-Method 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, was on vacation in Lapland along with her husband, artwork gallery proprietor Jay Rutland, their daughter and their canine on the time.
Socialite Tamara Ecclestone along with her husband Jay Rutland at Nobu Berkeley in London
Different alleged victims of the conspiracy included former Chelsea FC participant and supervisor Frank Lampard and his tv presenter spouse Christine, in addition to late Leicester Metropolis proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Maltese was charged with the conspiracy alongside Alessandro Donati, 43, who pleaded responsible on April 13 and was remanded in custody.
Each males initially denied the cost earlier than coming into responsible pleas.
Maltese was remanded in custody forward of sentencing at a later date.
Timothy Cray QC, prosecuting, stated: ‘Your honour the prosecution was conscious this plea was more likely to be entered, in reality Mr Maltese pleaded not responsible on the 16 March.
‘However on the final listening to two weeks in the past earlier than the Recorder of Kensington, it was indicated that this plea was more likely to be made immediately.
Alessandro Maltese, 45, pleaded responsible to a single depend of conspiracy to burgle properties between November 29 and December 18 2019. Pictured: Ecclestone’s house in London
‘The subsequent listening to is on the 7 Could the place the opposite linked defendant is showing for his plea and case administration listening to.
‘So your honour might we ask that this case is adjourned to that date – that’s once we intend to repair a date for sentence and likewise to evaluation confiscation proceedings.’
One other alleged conspirator, Jugaslav Jovanovic, 23, has already made two courtroom appearances in relation to the raid after he was extradited and arrested at Heathrow Airport.
He has not but entered a plea but however used the phrase ‘innocente’ when requested to verify his date of start and tackle.
He’s due again in courtroom on Could 7.