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ALL defendants faced charges of shipping hazardous waste electrical and electronic equipment.

The gang consisted of: ? Krassimer Vengelov, 50, of Burgess Hill, West Sussex, who ran an electronic waste collection and treatment operation in Sussex - KSV Sussex. Total fines and confiscation orders of PS112,015.

Michael Singh Aulakh, 28, of Sandon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, ran the now dissolved Thorn International UK in Smethwick, Birmingham. Three containers were exported from his yard. Total fines and confiscation orders of PS25,715.

Adrian Thompson, 33, of Crosskeys, Mattishall, Norfolk, ran Ady's Skips and Recycling Services Limited which had a contract to collect TVs from 18 civic amenity sites in Norfolk. Total fines and confiscation orders of PS4,415. He rented space in his yard to another defendant, Stewart McGuigan.

Those still to face sentencing are: ? Terence Dugbo, 41, of High Ash Avenue, Leeds, ran a permitted site in Leeds, 12 of the containers were exported from his site. He will be sentenced in 2013 once confiscation proceedings are complete.

Prince Ibeh, 48, of Russell Gardens, Poole, will be sentenced on January 18 as he was sick and could not be at court. He ran a site in Lymington and traded under the name First Remove. He traded in electronic waste.

Emmanuel Mekete is still at large. He ran a site in Leicester from which two containers were exported to Nigeria and Pakistan.

The following were convicted following a six-week trial in November 2011: ? Orient Export Limited, run by Godwin Ezeemo, 58, and son Chika Ezeemo, 32, of Tryfan Close, Ilford, Essex, arranged for the export of eight of the containers stopped.

Nnamdi Ezechukwu, 45, of Glasgow Road, Plaistow, London, had worked at Orient Export before setting up Reliance Export Limited, which was responsible for exporting three of the original containers stopped.

Joseph Benson, 52, of Broadstrood, Loughton, Essex, and his company BJ Electronics were picking up waste from civic amenity sites, and taking them back to his site in Walthamstow before being loaded for export.

Stuart McGuigan, 48, of Tower Close, Norwich, who selected items for export from those collected by Ady's Skips. He was given a conditional discharge.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 18, 2012
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