Waste criminal jailed after failing to pay back proceeds of crime

A Darlington man has been jailed for failing to pay most of the £350,000 he made from his part in an ‘industrial scale’ waste crime plot

Shepherd took part in an 'industrial scale” waste crime plot. Photograph: Environment AgencyA man has been jailed for three years after failing to pay back the money he made from waste crime.

In August 2015, Tony Leigh Shepherd was ordered to pay back £350,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act – one of the largest confiscation orders the Environment Agency (EA) has ever gained in north-east England.

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