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Published on 25/01/2019
Confiscation orders totalling more than £259,000 were made against the two defendants, in respect of their convictions for treating controlled waste after their environmental permit had been revoked. Properties in the UK and Spain have been restrained for the purpose of meeting the orders. The defendants had unsuccessfully appealed their convictions to the Crown Court and High Court. In the confiscation proceedings they unsuccessfully argued that there was no pecuniary advantage and that an existing equitable charge had priority. The case was prosecuted by Syan Ventom, instructed by the Environment Agency.