Pilot ‘Biggles’ jailed over £33m cocaine smuggling ring – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot nicknamed Biggles has been jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5m worth of cocaine into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Keighley abuse: Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Twelve men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire have received jail sentences of up to 20 years.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Jordan Watson death trio sentenced – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in accomplices, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A knife-obsessed man who murdered a 14-year-old boy whose girlfriend he was infatuated with has been jailed for life, along with his accomplice.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Luxury car ‘ringing’ gang jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Police recover vehicles worth more than £1.5 million after smashing the car ringing gang which was being orchestrated from a prison cell.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Libor trial: Five brokers found not guilty of helping to rig rates – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2016 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news by sally

‘Five former brokers, who were accused of helping the convicted trader Tom Hayes to rig benchmark interest rates, have walked free after a jury acquitted them.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2016

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Dating website fraudsters jailed over £1.6m scam – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who conned a woman out of £1.6m by using a fictional character to contact her on a dating website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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Sheep rustlers jailed for three years after stealing from 14 farms across the North – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2016 in animals, conspiracy, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The thieves cost farmers thousands and disrupted pedigree bloodlines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2016

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UK ties with Gaddafi were like ‘a criminal conspiracy’, high court hears – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in closed material, conspiracy, intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition, trials by tracey

‘The relationship that the British security services forged with Muammar Gaddafi’s regime a decade ago amounted to “a criminal conspiracy with a foreign dictator”, according to evidence before the high court, where a dozen Libyan dissidents who were subsequently targeted by the British authorities are bringing a claim for damages.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2015

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Northern burglary gang receive increased prison sentences – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 11th, 2015 in appeals, burglary, conspiracy, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentences of Richard Copeland, Glenn Milburn and Ian Froom for a spate of burglaries in the north east of England.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 10th December 2015

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Gang guilty over £600,000 phone scam against pensioners – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2015 in conspiracy, elderly, fraud, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted over a phone scam carried out across the south of England that defrauded 18 pensioners out of a total of £600,000.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2015

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The dirty tricks of the Shrewsbury trials expose the dark heart of the radical 1970s – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2015 in conspiracy, construction industry, intimidation, media, news, trade unions, trials by sally

‘The trials of 24 trade unionists, including Ricky Tomlinson, seem to have been unduly influenced by Edward Heath. The more we learn about that decade, the more its injustices will haunt us.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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E-Privacy Goes Mobile – Panopticon

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in conspiracy, injunctions, internet, news, privacy, regulations, telecommunications by tracey

‘Although most readers of this blog will be familiar, to some extent, with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (“PECR”), they are a rarely sighted beast in the reported jurisprudence. Panopticon is aware of individual damages claims brought in the County Courts for small sums, but even they are few and far between.’

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Panopticon, 2nd December 2015

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Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes denied fair trial, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in appeals, banking, codes of practice, conspiracy, fines, fraud, juries, news, standards by sally

‘Th judge who sentenced a former trader to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Gang convicted of smuggling £1.6bn of drugs into UK in fake ambulances – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news by sally

‘Three drug smugglers have been convicted of transporting as much as £1.6bn worth of cocaine and heroin into the UK using a fleet of fake ambulances.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Ex-Broadmoor worker jailed for selling stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former Broadmoor hospital worker has been jailed for eight months for selling stories to the Sun about notorious patients, including the Yorkshire Ripper.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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Council secures £300k confiscation after uncovering conspiracy to defraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 19th, 2015 in confiscation, conspiracy, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Slough Borough Council last month secured a £300,000 confiscation order, its largest ever under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2015

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Lynette White: Corruption probe conviction ‘not realistic’ – BBC News

‘There was “no realistic prospect” of convicting eight police officers involved in the Lynette White murder investigation, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2015

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Sameena Imam trial: brothers found guilty of murdering cash and carry manager – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2015 in conspiracy, murder, news by sally

‘Two brothers murdered a cash and carry manager by pressing a tea towel soaked with chloroform over her mouth and administering a “bizarre” combination of toxic chemicals including arsenic and mercury.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Man jailed after turning up in court dock with large amount of cocaine – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was acquitted of conspiring to supply cocaine and heroin has been sentenced to 21 months in jail after he was found with a bag of cocaine on him while he sat in the dock.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Norwich Winsor Bishop jewellers scooter raiders jailed – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A gang who stole watches worth more than £30,000 in a raid on a jewellers before making off on scooters have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2015

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