Stacey Cregan, 30, from Droylsden in Greater Manchester, was found with luxury watches which police believe were bought with cash from her former partner William Black”s criminal empire.
Black was jailed for 15 years in January this year after a jury found him guilty of a number of charges – including conspiracy to supply class A drugs, fraud and money laundering.
Police had become suspicious of Black after they had searched his home – in which he lived with Stacey Cregan – while hunting for Dale Cregan over the murders of David and Mark Short in 2012.
It is understood Dale Cregan had paid a deposit on the jewellery in May 2012 and his sister went to the shop to “complete the transaction”.
Then in 2013 two additional watches were uncovered in a police raid.
Stacey Cregan denied the money laundering charges – but was found guilty by a jury at Manchester Crown Court at an earlier trial.
Sentencing her to a six-months jail, suspended for two years, judge Miss Recorder Goode said: “You were the partner of William Black and were clearly aware of the circumstances in which you were living and there must have been some motivation of personal gain.”
It is believed Stacey Cregan has now moved away from the area and is using a fake name.