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By Andrew Dyer     Apr 4, 2013 in Environment
Sydney - A Sydney man caught dumping waste just outside the city on numerous occasions will need at least 60 years to pay off his fines.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Dib Hanna has been caught several times dumping waste materials in restricted areas.
Last year Hanna was charged when he broke into a residential building being renovated and dumped 80 tonnes of waste filled with asbestos. Hanna made no efforts to remove the waste despite orders from the local council in Sydney. The owner of the residential building was eventually forced to spend $13,200 to clean up his site.
Last week, after concluding that monetary fines have not been successful in deterring criminal behavior, an Environmental Judge gave Hanna a generous three-month suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to contempt. Hanna's fines have totaled $213,000 for 30 different dumping infractions. To date, he has not paid anything towards the balance but entered into a payment plan with the Debt Office in Sydney and is required to pay $300 per month. If Hanna complies with the payment plan, the fines will be paid off by 2072 when he is 97 years of age.
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