Local Government Lawyer on 4th June reported that Powys County Council has secured a £1.6 million confiscation order against 3 family members who were prosecuted for selling unsafe teeth whitening products. The 3 from Knutsford were prosecuted in 2016. The 2 men were sentenced to 18 months in jail in September 2016 while a woman was jailed for 6 months, suspended for 2 years. Powys’ Trading Standards Service last month secured a proceeds of crime order against them at a hearing at Caernarvon Crown Court. This was after a financial investigation into the criminal benefit that the family had made from their illegal teeth whitening activity. The Crown Court was told that the three defendants had made £2.5 million from their criminality.