Members of £2 million cold call gang jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two members of a gang who defrauded more than £2 million from members of the public in a large-scale cold-calling fraud have been jailed, bringing the total number of people sent to prison to eight.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2016

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Alleged people smuggler to be extradited to Greece – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in conspiracy, extradition, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man accused of being part of an illegal people smuggling ring will be extradited to Greece from the UK, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2016

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Solicitor who lost his practice cleared to sue CPS and police for malicious prosecution – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has given the green light to a solicitor to pursue claims against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and South Wales Police (SWP) for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2016

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Man jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, homicide, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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Regina v Sardar (Anis Abid) – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in anonymity, appeals, conspiracy, disclosure, evidence, explosives, law reports, murder, witnesses by sally

Regina v Sardar (Anis Abid) [2016] EWCA Crim 1616

‘The defendant was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and, as an alternative count, conspiracy to cause an explosion. It was the Crown’s case that the defendant had been directly involved in the construction and/or deployment of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), one of which had caused the death of an American soldier near Baghdad in September 2007. The defendant’s case was that he had been acting in lawful and proportionate defence of Sunni communities who were under threat from Shia militia; his fingerprints had been found on two of the bombs, although not the one which had resulted in the fatal explosion. The defendant was convicted of murder and conspiracy to murder; no verdict was sought on the alternative count of conspiracy to cause an explosion. He appealed against conviction on the ground, inter alia, of fresh evidence from two anonymous witnesses (C and D) who were now available to give evidence as to the frequency and quality of attacks by the Shia militia on the Sunni communities and the need for the Sunnis to act in self-defence. C and D were prepared to disclose their identities to the court and, within a strict “confidentiality ring”, to counsel for the Crown, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer and two senior investigating officers with undertakings that there should be no further disclosure to anyone. However, the Crown was not prepared to give such undertakings. The defendant applied for an order under section 87(3) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (which required the defendant to inform the court and the prosecutor of the identity of the witness) for anonymity measures to be put in place. It was submitted that although the “prosecutor” had to be informed, that did not necessarily envisage disclosure beyond the person of the prosecutor.’

WLR Daily, 18th October 2016

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Somali gang jailed for the systematic rape and abuse of vulnerable schoolgirls in Bristol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, reports, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A gang of Somali refugees have been jailed for their part in the systematic rape and abuse of teenage girls who were failed by police and told their “lifestyle choices” were to blame for their ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Five Czechs jailed for trafficking vulnerable men into UK – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a Czech family have been jailed for after being convicted of trafficking vulnerable men into Britain and forcing them to do hard, humiliating work.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Sham marriage gang jailed for more than 52 years – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, marriage, news, sentencing by michael

‘Eleven people have been jailed after they were found guilty of facilitating and participating in sham marriages between European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and non-EEA nationals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th October 2016

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Mazher Mahmood: ‘Fake Sheikh’ jailed for 15 months – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2016 in conspiracy, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by michael

‘Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood has been jailed for 15 months after being found guilty of tampering with evidence in the collapsed drug trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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Mazher Mahmood to be sentenced for tampering with Tulisa trial evidence – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty earlier this month of tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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False terror kidnap claim trio to serve an extra 6 years in jail – Attorney General’s Office

‘A West Midlands policeman and his two accomplices who claimed terrorists were going to kidnap a fellow officer were today sentenced to a cumulative 6 extra years in jail.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 29th September 2016

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Horsemeat scandal: Three men face trial over conspiring to sell contaminated meat as beef – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2016 in conspiracy, consumer protection, food, fraud, news by sally

‘Three men have appeared in court over allegations they passed horsemeat off as beef.’

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The Independent, 27th September 2016

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Ringleader of gang responsible for £113m fraud jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a fraud ring has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in a £113m scam, which funded purchases including a fleet of customised Porsches and shopping sprees at Harrods.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Pair jailed for sending £10,000 to their brother fighting for Isis in Syria – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2016 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two men who sold their brother’s BMW to raise cash for him while he was fighting for Islamic State have been jailed for their “misguided loyalty”.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2016

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Sadie Hartley killing: Women jailed for murdering love rival – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘An obsessive “she devil” who murdered a love rival in a brutal attack she plotted with a friend has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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Six found guilty of corruption in relation to Royal Household contracts – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 10th, 2016 in conspiracy, contracts, corruption, fraud, press releases, royal family by tracey

‘Following two trials at Southwark Crown Court, Ronald Harper, former Deputy Property Manager within the Royal Household, has been found guilty of conspiracy to make corrupt payments.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th August 2016

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Man jailed for using drone to fly drugs into prisons – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in conspiracy, drug offences, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who used a drone to fly contraband into prisons has become the first person in the UK to be jailed for the crime, police said.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Pair found guilty of stealing nearly £700,000 from the RHS – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2016 in charities, conspiracy, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘Two people have been convicted of stealing almost £700,000 from the Royal Horticultural Society over the course of a decade.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Whose fair trial prevails? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 18th, 2016 in appeals, conspiracy, fraud, human rights, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Two people say they owned motorbikes which they kept outside their house – until, it is said, the bikes were mown down by the defendant’s car, a collision which their witness claimed to have seen. The car’s insurers said that the claim was fraudulent and it was all a conspiracy. The judge agreed it was a fraud, whereas the Court of Appeal disagreed – but still disallowed the claim because, the CA said, the owners had not proved their case.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th July 2016

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Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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