Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Businessman jailed for organic and free-range egg scam

"Keith Owen, who admitted three charges under the Theft Act, was told by a judge at Worcester Crown Court he had abused "well-intentioned" public trust.

The eggs were sold in supermarkets and other stores across England.
Owen, 44, of Warbage Lane, Dodford, Worcestershire, has been ordered to repay £3m, plus £250,000 in costs.

Judge Toby Hooper QC told him he had to settle the confiscation order within 12 months, or face a further six-and-a-half years in prison."

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