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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Regina v Quillan and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Quillan and others [2015] EWCA Crim 538; [2015] WLR (D) 144

‘If it was likely that a judge would need to make a ruling on a question of law relating to a criminal trial, it would usually be better to order a preparatory hearing before the start of the trial rather than having to make such a ruling after the jury had been sworn and the trial commenced, when any appeal against such a ruling by the Crown would require an undertaking that the defendant was entitled to be acquitted if the appeal failed.’

WLR Daily, 25th March

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Secret trial: Six unanswered questions – BBC News

‘An important principle in the British legal system is that “not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done”.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Secret trial clears man of plotting to kill Tony Blair – The Independent

‘A British law student has been cleared of targeting Tony Blair and his wife Cherie as part of a terrorist plot, following the UK’s first secret terror case.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2015

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Regina v Kakkad – WLR Daily

Regina v Kakkad [2015] EWCA Crim 385; [2015] WLR (D) 130

‘In confiscation proceedings, in relation to the benefit to be assessed, the market value of cocaine, to the extent that it was matched by an available cutting agent, was that which would have been obtained by cutting it with that available agent. However, the value of cocaine which was not matched by an equivalent amount of cutting agent in the defendant’s control could not properly be valued on any basis other than its undiluted wholesale form.’

WLR Daily, 17th March 2015

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Jury were right to clear Sun quartet – they shouldn’t have been on trial – The Guardian

‘Yet another jury has cleared more Sun journalists who were charged with offences related to the paying of public officials.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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MoD ‘mole’ Bettina Jordan-Barber jailed over Sun leaks – The Guardian

‘A “mole” at the Ministry of Defence who made £100,000 from leaking stories to the Sun has been jailed for 12 months, it can now be reported after verdicts were delivered in a related trial.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Man jailed for trying to set up child sex abuse from south pole – The Guardian

‘A man has been jailed for three years for trying to arrange the sexual abuse of a child while working at the south pole.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Bigamist jailed after murdering second wife to cash in on life insurance – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in assisting offenders, bigamy, conspiracy, insurance, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bigamist will serve at least 25 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering the second of his wives to cash in her life insurance and solve his financial problems.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2015

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HSBC should face UK criminal charges, says former public prosecutor – The Guardian

‘HSBC’s Swiss arm is potentially open to a range of criminal charges in Britain because there is “credible evidence” that it has had a role in enabling tax evasion, according to a former director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2015

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Bridegroom who couldn’t remember the name of the woman he planned to marry is jailed for attempting to break UK immigration laws – The Independent

Posted February 17th, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bridegroom who couldn’t remember the name of the woman he planned to marry has been jailed for attempting to undergo a bogus wedding to cheat immigration laws.’

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The Independent, 13th February 2015

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Top judge says claims Sun trial judges were switched to secure conviction are ‘absurd’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, judges, media, misfeasance, news by tracey

‘In a rare move, Mr Justice Sweeney weighs in at the Old Bailey to settle the legal row which erupted that week over the retrial of senior Sun executives.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2015

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CPS to take no further action against journalist and public official over misconduct claims – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has announced it is to take no further action against an unnamed Sun journalist and a public official who were investigated over tips for stories.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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