first_imgFormer Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry has avoided jail today as the Donegal County Council hearing against him came before the High Court. Ferry has admitted to dumping tens of thousands of tons of waste at Rossbracken in what he has described as a ‘desperate act’, the Irish Times reports. In an affidavit which was disclosed today, Ferry apologised for his actions to Donegal County Council and told the High Court he is broke, unemployed and is planning to file for bankruptcy.He also claimed the illegal dumping at Rossbracken was “a desperate act” when he discovered a problem with the weighing of bins collected.Ferry offered to give the council two lots of cash worth €158,000, if it can be released by Criminal Assets Bureau after being seized from his partner’s home and his company office at Rossbracken.Donegal County Council has now retained a forensic accountant to test the information in Ferry’s affidavit and exhibits which allegedly support his assertions.Ferry, who is under threat of being jailed for contempt, was spared immediate incarceration in jail on the basis that he co-operates with the council. The case has been adjourned until July 31st.Read more at https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/rogue-donegal-waste-collector-avoids-jail-after-court-hears-of-apology-1.3552422Jim Ferry is spared jail after admitting to illegal dumping in ‘desperate act’ was last modified: July 3rd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img