In July Freddy David was ordered to return £1.3m by Southward Crown Court. If he did not return the funds he would face further jail time.
HBFS Financial Services was unable to pay the claims in relation to the £14.5m fraud and was therefore declared to be in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme in 2019.
The Ponzi-scheme had 55 victims and was run in parallel with a legitimate HBFS business, using the firm’s name to defraud his victims. The investments made by victims varied between £20,000 and £750,000 each.
Mr David, formerly of Elstree, Borehamwood, admitted the offences when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court in July 2018 and is currently serving concurrent four and six-year jail terms on two counts of fraud and deception.
He was also disqualified from being a director of a company for 10 years.
The court in 2018 heard how Mr David used the money he conned to fund his gambling habit, which saw him spend £15.6m on gambling websites and £240,000 in one day alone, as well as paying for holidays abroad and his children’s school fees.