A conman who sold pirated versions of Disney’s Little Mermaid and Mrs Brown’s Boys imported from China on websites such as eBay and Play has been ordered to repay almost £500,000.
Trevor Pegg was jailed for three years in January after being convicted on 13 counts - including importing and supplying counterfeit DVDs, running a fraudulent business and money laundering, the previous month.
A court heard that Pegg had benefitted to the tune of £593,000 from his criminal activity, His Honour Judge Robert Fraser issued a confiscation order demanding he pays back £495,000 within six months or face an extra three-and-a-half years in prison.
Of that sum, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards is set to receive £185,000, which will be reinvested in protecting consumers. The rest will go to the Home Office.