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Title : North-east fishing boss spared jail after using fraudulent labels to export to Russia
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Source : Press and Journal
Year : 2017
Link : https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1323644/north-east-fishing-boss-spared-jail-after-using-fraudulent-labels-to-export-to-russia/
Country : United Kingdom
Commodity: SE-Fish and fish products
Abstract: A north-east fishing boss has been spared jail after using fraudulent labels to allow him to export his products to Russia. Alistair Thompson exported £210,250 worth of salmon from his company Sea-Pac Ltd – despite not having a licence to do so. In order to conceal this, he arranged for labels from Fraserburgh Freezing and Cold Store Ltd, which is owned by his son, and Shetland Products Ltd to be placed on the goods in question. The 70-year-old admitted to the fraud, which took place between February 2013 and January, 2014, during an appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. His confession came after a four-year investigation involving both the city’s local authority and Food Standards Scotland.