WELSH COUNCIL SECURES £1.6 MILLION CONFISCATION OVER TEETH WHITENING PRODUCTS

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.

http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35522%3A2018-06-02-21-46-30&catid=190&Itemid=122

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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