Two British students given life sentences for ‘drive-by’ plot – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, Islam, murder, news, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two British students have been jailed for life for plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2016

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Five guilty for their involvement in importing “deadly weapons” into UK – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in conspiracy, customs and excise, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘Harry Shilling and Michael Defraine have been found guilty today at the Old Bailey for their involvement in importing and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st April 2016

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Rochdale sex abusers jailed for offences against girls – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Nine men who committed sexual offences against eight girls and women have been jailed for up to 25 years.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Nine Rochdale men to be sentenced for child sex abuse – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nine men are set to be sentenced for a catalogue of serious sexual offences against six teenage girls in Rochdale.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Libor trial: former Barclays bankers were ‘driven by money’ – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2016 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news by sally

‘Five former Barclays bankers accused of conspiring to rig Libor interest rates were “driven by money” and their offence “is no different from stealing,” a court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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Seven men jailed over series of museum raids – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in artistic works, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘Members of a gang have been jailed for up to six years and eight months after plotting to steal up to £57m in rhino horn and Chinese artefacts in a series of museum raids.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Regina v Brooks – WLR Daily

Regina v Brooks [2016] EWCA Crim 44

‘Following the seizure of a large consignment of cocaine by the Irish navy, the defendant was convicted in the United Kingdom of conspiracy to import drugs and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. In confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 the recorder ruled that the defendant had a criminal lifestyle for the purposes of section 75 of the 2002 Act. He assessed the defendant’s benefit as being a little over £3·6m, comprising the value of the drugs at just under £3m and a 50% interest in a Spanish property valued at £296,000, and held that the recoverable amount was the same as the benefit figure on the basis that, although the defendant’s identifiable assets amounted to just under £1,400, he had undisclosed assets which he had failed to show were less than his benefit. Accordingly, the recorder made a confiscation order in the sum of the benefit figure. The defendant appealed against the order on the grounds that the recorder had erred in (i) including the value of the drugs in the benefit figure on the basis that the defendant had purchased them or contributed to their purchase, when there was no evidence that the defendant had done so; (ii) including the value of the drugs in the recoverable amount, when they had been seized by the Irish authorities; and (iii) including the value of the property in the recoverable amount, when under Spanish law the defendant’s partner was the legal and equitable owner.’

WLR Daily, 10th March 2016

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Four men convicted in relation to plot to murder servicemen – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 24th, 2016 in armed forces, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men have been convicted of planning to commit a terrorism inspired murder or murders on the streets of London following a trial at the Old Bailey which concluded today. Two others have been convicted of firearms offences connected with the same incident.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2016

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Four guilty of hijacking migrant workers’ bank accounts – The Guardian

‘Three men and a woman convicted of laundering criminally acquired money in Cambridgeshire after trial over offences relating to exploitation of workers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Operation Midland: Child abuse inquiry ends with no charges brought – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘A Met Police inquiry into claims a VIP Westminster paedophile ring abused children in the 1970s and 1980s has closed without charges being brought, Scotland Yard has announced.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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How did one man’s claims spark a major child abuse inquiry? – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, murder, news, police by sally

‘The claims were horrifying. Politicians, generals and spies had tortured and sexually abused children in apartments, hotels, and army bases. Three boys had been murdered.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Council to share intelligence after discovery of £1.4m housing benefit fraud – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Redbridge is to share information and intelligence with other councils and HM Revenue and Customs, after three people were found guilty of a £1.4m housing benefit fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2016

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Barrister who lied to secure pupillage disbarred – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who gained a pupillage by lying about her age, faking references and falsely claiming she had been an assistant district attorney in New York has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2016

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West Midlands gang to spend 50+ more years in jail – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 11th, 2016 in appeals, conspiracy, firearms, press releases, sentencing by tracey

’16 Birmingham gang members who supplied guns and ammunition to criminals across the country will be spending over 50 more years in prison following a Court of Appeal decision today.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th March 2016

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Jailed Libor trader blocked from supreme court appeal – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2016 in appeals, banking, conspiracy, crime, fraud, interest, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Tom Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup trader serving an 11-year jail sentence for conspiring to rig Libor global interest rates, has been blocked from appealing to the supreme court against his conviction.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Gang of men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in burglary, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Five men have been jailed for up to seven years for the £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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Pair jailed for dumping body of Italian former art thief in London canal – The Guardian

‘Three men involved in dumping the body of a man in a canal and emptying his bank account have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Former X Factor hopeful guilty of laundering phone scam cash – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2016 in conspiracy, conversion, money laundering, news by tracey

‘A former X Factor contestant has been found guilty of laundering £20,000 from a phone scam that defrauded 18 pensioners across southern England.’

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BBC News. 3rd March 2016

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Operation Elveden: The investigation into ‘chequebook journalism’ – BBC News

‘It cost £15m and took five years but what did Operation Elveden – the police investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials by journalists – aim to achieve?’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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Operation Elveden: Met inquiry into payments to public officials closes – The Guardian

‘Scotland Yard’s investigation into payments by journalists to police and other public officials has officially closed after five years.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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