London taxi driver jailed for minimum 38 years for killing US soldier in Iraq roadside bombing – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2015 in armed forces, conspiracy, explosives, Iraq, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A London taxi driver convicted of killing a US soldier in an Iraqi roadside bombing has been sentenced to life with a minimum 38 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2015

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Toblerone lorry thieves jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Six men have been jailed after lorries and their loads including Toblerone chocolate and whiskey were stolen in Kent.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Gang leader who smuggled £5m of cocaine in children’s jigsaws jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a drug smuggling gang, which hid £5 million-worth of cocaine in children’s presents, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2015

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Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officer jailed for celebrity tips – BBC News

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling “salacious gossip” about celebrity inmates to two national newspapers.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Jeremy Thorpe: Inquiry into claims police altered evidence – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, evidence, firearms, homosexuality, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘An inquiry is to take place into claims evidence was altered during the police investigation into former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the 1970s, the BBC’s Today programme has learned.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2015

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Footballer jailed for Gloucestershire drugs gang role – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six men, including a former Cardiff City and QPR footballer, have been jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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Man jailed over failed 2005 London bombings loses attempt to appeal – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in appeals, conspiracy, explosives, news, terrorism by tracey

‘One of the men jailed for his part in the failed 2005 terrorist attacks in London has lost his attempt to appeal against his conviction. Manfo Asiedu had his application for permission to challenge the conviction for “conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property” rejected by three court of appeal judges on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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Burglars who blew up cash machines and stole £80,000 are jailed – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in burglary, conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who blew up cash machines at two south Wales banks, stealing more than £80,000, have been jailed. Russell Luke Bennett, 21 and Benjamin Brian Barrett, 30, from Bristol, pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause an explosion likely to endanger life and burglary at Cardiff Crown Court. They caused explosions at two Barclays Bank cash machines – one in Treforest, Pontypridd, and another in Bridgend. Barrett was jailed for eight-and-a-half years and Bennett seven-and-a-half.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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R v GH (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R v GH (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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Delroy Facey jailed for match-fix bribes after Telegraph exposes plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2015 in bribery, conspiracy, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘Former Premier League striker – who played for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City – convicted of conspiracy after Telegraph investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: Sun reporter Tom Wells will not face retrial – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2015 in bribery, conspiracy, corruption, misfeasance in public office, news, retrials by sally

‘Sun journalist Tom Wells will not face a retrial over a charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, the Old Bailey has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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Paedophile gang committed some of most ‘vile and depraved’ offences police had seen – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in children, conspiracy, gangs, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies, toddlers and children under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet have been described by police as committing some of the most “vile and depraved” offences they had ever seen.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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Hired killer found guilty of murdering mother-of-five in New Forest field – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of stabbing a mother-of-five to death as she tended her horses in a New Forest field, after he was recruited to stop her making an accusation about a sexual assault.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2015

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West Midlands gang who hid behind umbrellas to steal £177k from 13 shops jailed for 27 years – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Armed gang members who used umbrellas to hide their identities as they embarked on a crime spree that saw them steal £177,000 from shops and supermarkets across the West Midlands have been jailed for more than 27 years.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2015

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Three found guilty over gambler’s killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2015 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, firearms, homicide, murder, news, robbery by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of luring a professional gambler into bringing her to his flat, where he was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2015

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Fake Viagra gang members sentenced for ‘large-scale criminal enterprise’ – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2015 in conspiracy, counterfeiting, gangs, medicines, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘Members of a gang that made up to £60,000 a week selling fake Viagra through a bogus mail order fishing tackle business have been sentenced for their part in what was described by a judge as a “highly organised, large-scale criminal enterprise”.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2015

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Chester ‘cash-for-crash’ bus fraud: Ringleader convicted – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The ringleader of a gang who ran a “cash-for-crash” scam involving bus passengers has been convicted of fraud.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2015

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A4e staff jailed for DWP back-to-work training fraud – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2015 in conspiracy, employment, forgery, fraud, government departments, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six employees at a back-to-work recruitment company have been jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim almost £300,000.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2015

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Regina v ABC and others; Regina v Sabey – WLR Daily

Regina v ABC and others; Regina v Sabey [2015] EWCA Crim 539; [2015] WLR (D) 146

‘In a prosecution for misconduct in public office it was necessary for the judge to make clear that the necessary conduct was not simply a breach of duty or a breach of trust and that the level was one where the conduct was calculated to injure the public interest so as to call for condemnation and punishment, the threshold of conduct being so serious that it amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder, and being a high threshold. In relation to aiding and abetting the offence it was not necessary to establish that the office holder intended to cross the threshold: means of knowledge available to the defendant to make the necessary assessment of the seriousness of the principal’s conduct was sufficient. In relation to conspiracy to commit the offence it was not necessary that a defendant knew or intended that the misconduct concerned would meet the requisite threshold of seriousness.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2015

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