Fraudster jailed for £4m boiler room scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘John Curtin, one of five conspirators convicted for their roles in a £4 million boiler room scam, was jailed for three years yesterday. The 38 year old was the last of the five conspirators to be jailed. Brian James O’Brien, Lynne Jane D’Albertson, James Py and Damien Rodney Smith were sentenced in 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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‘Joint enterprise’ prosecution figures released – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘More than 4,500 people were prosecuted for homicides involving two or more defendants over the past eight years, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2014

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Revealed: how 300-year-old duellist law is jailing hundreds for ‘joint enterprise’ killings – The Independent

‘Hundreds of people are convicted of murder or manslaughter every year in England and Wales even though they were not directly responsible for the crime, it is revealed today.’

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The Independent, 1st April 2014

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Regina v Dang (Manh Toan) and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 12th, 2014 in appeals, conspiracy, drug offences, law reports, sentencing by tracey

Regina v Dang (Manh Toan) and others; [2014] EWCA Crim 348;   [2014] WLR (D)  118

‘For a defendant to be guilty of conspiring, contrary to the section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, “to be concerned” in the production of a controlled drug, contrary to section 4(1)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, by supplying equipment to assist others to produce the drug, he had to share in the drug producer’s purpose and had to lend his assistance for that purpose. A generalised awareness that the equipment might be used for the unlawful purpose would not suffice.’

WLR Daily, 7th March 2014

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‘Chorley’s Angels’ gang leader who exploited elderly men with offers of sexual favours is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in ASBOs, burglary, conspiracy, elderly, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Rebecca Reeves, 34, was the head of a group of five women who targeted the elderly in the Lancashire town of Chorley.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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England-wide heroin and crack cocaine drugs gang jailed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Nine people have been sent to prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across England.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2014

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Blackburn siblings jailed over gay partner kidnap plot – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2014 in assault, conspiracy, kidnapping, news, robbery, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘Several members of a family who attempted to kidnap their sister’s gay partner have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2014

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Warwickshire and Spain drug gang jailed – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘Seven members of a nine-strong drug smuggling gang have been jailed for between eight and three years each.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2014

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Peterborough sex attacks: Two men and three teens guilty – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in children, conspiracy, gangs, juries, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘Two men and three teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of rapes and sexual assaults on young girls.
Zdeno Mirga, 18, Hassan Abdulla, 33, and three boys were convicted at the Old Bailey. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was one of the “worst cases” of child sex abuse it had seen.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Competition round-up: January 2014 – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 15th, 2014 in appeals, competition, conspiracy, EC law, injunctions, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘It is again time for a round-up of recent competition law developments which have caught our attention.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 14th January 2014

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Rendition to Libya an “act of state” and therefore non-justiciable – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Belhaj and another v Straw and Others [2013] EWHC 4111 (QB) 20 December 2013. The High Court has struck out claims against British establishment defendants for “unlawful rendition”. The doctrine of immunity attaching to an act of state is total bar to that such claims and is not limited by the gravity of the alleged violation of rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th January 2014

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Disclosure costs force CPS to drop drugs case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence in a case of alleged conspiracy to supply class A drugs after the judge refused a prosecution application to adduce new evidence on the second day of the trial.’

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Law Society’s Gazette. 14th January 2014

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Birmingham fake money: Four jailed for £1.3m counterfeit scam – BBC News

‘Four men have been jailed for making more than £1.3m worth of counterfeit £10 notes.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2014

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Gang guilty of trafficking 50 women for sexual exploitation in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a prostitution racket, which flew more than 50 young women into the UK from Hungary and set them up in airport hotels, student accommodation and suburban homes, have been convicted of conspiring to traffic people into the UK for sexual exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2014

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Four jailed over human trafficking of woman to Kent – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Four people have been jailed for their role in the trafficking and sexual exploitation of an Eastern European woman brought into Kent.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins begins 35-year term for child sex offences – BBC News

‘Paedophile Lostprophets’ singer Ian Watkins is beginning a 35-year sentence for child sex offences, including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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Former Lostprophets singer and paedophile Ian Watkins to be sentenced over attempted baby rape conviction – The Independent

‘Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins will be sentenced today for a string of child sex offences – including the attempted rape of a baby.’

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The Independent, 18th December 2013

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Fake police gang jailed for robberies and kidnappings – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in burglary, conspiracy, kidnapping, news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Four men who posed as police officers and handcuffed victims while ransacking their properties have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2013

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Man jailed for phishing scam that targeted UK students to steal £1.5m – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2013 in conspiracy, electronic mail, fraud, internet, loans, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been jailed for nearly four years for his part in a phishing scam that targeted UK students to steal in excess of £1.5m.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2013

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Regina v J and others – WLR Daily

Regina v J and others [2013] EWCA Crim 2287; [2013] WLR (D) 472

‘Where an offence under section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 was alleged it was not necessary for the prosecution to prove, as an ingredient of the offences under that section, that the principal did not know of the payment and did not give his informed consent. It was only necessary to prove that the payment made for the prohibited purpose was made corruptly.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

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