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County Armagh man made subject of £50,000 confiscation order

A county Armagh man was fined £50,000 for waste offences at Newry Crown Court today.

Bernard Hughes, 52, of Cullaville Road, Crossmaglen was made the subject of a £50,000 confiscation order.

The original order made had been for £100,000, but this was reduced to £50,000 when the court was told that the latter amount represented the total of his realisable assets.

Hughes was granted six months to pay the confiscation order, with a 14 month prison sentence to be served in default of payment.

In November 2008, Hughes pleaded guilty to 12 breaches of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for offences between January and December 2004.

He was given an 18 month sentence, suspended for three years, for these offences.

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