SCOTLAND'S richest criminals have failed to pay almost £4 million seized under dirty money laws.

A total of £3,805,741 of proceeds of crime cash was outstanding as of last month, with more than £2m owed by just 10 individuals.

Earlier this month it was revealed that more than £50m had been seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act and diverted into youth projects in the past five years.

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However, many of those subject to the confiscation orders still owe money years after facing the courts.

As of last month, fraudster Anthony Kearney had the largest amount outstanding at £898,441.

Kearney, 47, and his girlfriend fled to Spain after being charged with claiming benefits while they had more than £330,000 in offshore accounts.