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Waste Crime – The New Narcotics

February 2019
Zita Mansi and Amelia Hamilton

The Environment Agency reports that, after the conclusion of a Proceeds of Crime hearing in February 2019, a man already serving over 7 years in prison for WEEE evidence fraud has been ordered to pay back £1,373,060.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“WEEE”) Regulations 2013 impose requirements regarding the recovery, reuse, recycling and treatment of WEEE and this case is illustrative of the Environment agency’s approach to waste crime as “the new narcotics” and demonstrates their commitment and determination to pursue offenders and recover any financial gain.

Senior Associate Zita Mansi and Trainee Solicitor Amelia Hamilton discuss this case in more detail here.

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