High court blocks second phone-hacking claims brought by John Leslie and Jeff Brazier – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, telecommunications, time limits by tracey

‘Mr Justice Mann rules that settlements reached in first claims for damages against News of the World publisher barred new actions from former TV personalities.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2015

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Coventry kidnap gang who cut off man’s finger jailed – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2015 in assault, blackmail, conspiracy, false imprisonment, gangs, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘A kidnap gang who cut off a man’s finger to get a £20,000 ransom have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2015

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Cocaine conspiracy fugitive Paul John Scott jailed – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, fugitive offenders, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives, who was arrested on his return to Britain in a light aircraft, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Operation Elveden: Journalists cleared in Sun trial – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, media, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Four journalists have been cleared of plotting to pay officials while working at the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2015

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Gang involved in £5m mortgage fraud given jail sentences – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of people who carried out an “audacious” mortgage fraud worth more than £5m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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PC Katie Murray jailed for leaking Cregan and drugs info to sister and ex-lover – BBC News

‘A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and drug-dealing former lover has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Mohammed Rafiq, 80, guilty of acid revenge attack on teenage ex – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in assault, conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘An 80-year-old man has been convicted of masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-lover.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2014

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SFO makes first use of Bribery Act in prosecution for fraudulent UCIS – RPC Financial Services Blog

Posted December 12th, 2014 in bribery, conspiracy, fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Earlier this week three individuals were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court following the first prosecution by the SFO under the Bribery Act 2010. The case hasn’t give us a meaningful judicial interpretation of the Bribery Act, but it does show that the SFO is prepared to use the Act and the case also serves as a further example of the risks of investing through a SIPP into an investment that seems too good to be true.’

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RPC Financial Services Blog, 11th December 2014

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Ex-prison officer jailed for selling Jon Venables story – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in conspiracy, misfeasance in public office, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-prison officer has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for selling details about James Bulger’s killer to a journalist.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Man who beat three sisters with a hammer in London hotel gets life – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in attempts, burglary, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘A man who beat three sisters in a “vicious and merciless” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Six Sun journalists cleared of ‘overarching’ corruption charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in conspiracy, media, misfeasance in public office, news by tracey

‘Six Sun journalists have been cleared of a charge of conspiring together to corrupt public officials, after a judge ruled there was no case answer on an “overarching” charge in their trial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2014

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Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in abortion, conspiracy, doctors, gender, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘Doctor exposed in Telegraph investigation served summons to face conspiracy allegation in landmark sex-selective abortion private prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2014

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Ian Edmondson jailed for eight months over phone hacking – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, interception, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A former news editor at the News of the World has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to plotting to hack the phones of public figures, sports stars and celebrities.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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CPS to launch review after ‘shambolic’ fake marriage case collapses – The Independent

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to launch a full review of its procedures after a judge halted a case in which a vicar who was alleged to have operated a “conveyor belt” of sham marriages claimed that immigration officers concealed evidence and lied under oath.’

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The Independent, 23rd October 2014

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Man found guilty of attempted murder over London hammer attack – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in attempts, burglary, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, violence by sally

‘A man who savagely beat three sisters in a “sustained and vicious” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks’s husband loses £600,000 costs claim – The Guardian

‘Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie has lost his bid to recover the £600,000 in legal fees he incurred as a result of being a co-defendant in the phone-hacking trial.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2014

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Pilot jailed for £30m mortgage fraud – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2014 in accountants, conspiracy, fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A former Virgin Atlantic pilot has been jailed for 14 years for committing a £30m mortgage fraud in Berkshire.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2014

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Virgin pilot jailed for £30 million mortgage fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2014 in accountants, conspiracy, corruption, fraud, gambling, news, solicitors by sally

‘A former Virgin Atlantic pilot who blew a fortune on the gaming tables of Las Vegas has been jailed for 14-years after being convicted of orchestrating an audacious £30 million mortgage fraud.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2014

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Essex and Suffolk school laptop thefts: Trio to pay £1 – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in burglary, conspiracy, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Three men who stole over 250 laptops and caused damage worth £200,000 at schools across Essex and Suffolk have been ordered to pay back just £1 each.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2014

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