Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry ‘scrapped after his arrest’ – BBC News

‘An undercover police operation that gathered evidence of child abuse by Cyril Smith and other public figures was scrapped shortly after the MP was arrested, BBC Newsnight has been told.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2015

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Met Police handling of boy’s royal wedding day death investigated – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2015 in children, corruption, missing persons, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Met Police’s handling of a child’s disappearance on the way home from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 is to be investigated.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Metropolitan Police corruption suspensions near 50 over two years – BBC News

‘Nearly 50 Metropolitan police officers and 26 staff members have been suspended for alleged corruption in the past two years, figures show.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Prison officer Mark Blake ‘justified’ leaks to The Sun – BBC News

‘An officer at a Serco-run immigration centre justified leaking stories to The Sun by claiming the firm turned a blind eye to corruption, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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I did not enter journalism to become a criminal, says Sun’s royal editor – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Sun’s royal editor has said he “did not come into journalism to become a criminal”, telling jurors he would not have touched a story with “a barge pole” if he thought it meant breaking the law.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2015

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Theresa May to order probe into collapse of police corruption trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in corruption, inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, police, trials by sally

‘The Home Secretary has ordered a QC-led inquiry into the collapse of the UK’s biggest police corruption trial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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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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Juror in trial of Sun journalists discharged due to ‘pressure and stress’ – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in corruption, juries, media, news by sally

‘A juror in the trial of four Sun journalists has been discharged from his duties because of the “pressure and stress” of deliberations.’

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The Guardian, 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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Chickens coming home to roost: SFO’s first conviction of a company for bribery after contested trial – RPC Financial Services Blog

Posted January 8th, 2015 in bribery, company directors, corruption, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘Hot on the heels of the SFO’s first conviction under the Bribery Act 2010, discussed in George’s post, and just as some of us were disappearing for a Christmas break, the SFO announced its first conviction of a company for bribery of foreign public officials after a contested trial. (Regular SFO-watchers will recall that in Mabey & Johnson (2009) and Innospec (2010), both companies pleaded guilty by agreement to offences involving bribery of foreign public officials.) This prosecution was not in fact under the much-trumpeted Bribery Act 2010, but under s1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.’

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RPC Financial Services Blog, 7th January 2015

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Sun journalists set for trial on charges of paying public officials for stories – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news by sally

‘A panel of 24 potential jurors has been selected in the trial of four senior journalists at the Sun accused of paying public officials for stories.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2014

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Theresa May unveils shakeup of police disciplinary system – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in complaints, consultations, corruption, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced a shakeup of the internal police disciplinary system, including holding hearings in public and ending payoffs for senior officers found guilty of misconduct, to be introduced before the general election.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 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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Warnings of “US-style penalties” for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2014

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Sun reporter Vince Soodin faces police payment retrial – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in corruption, juries, media, news, police by tracey

‘The jury in the trial of a Sun reporter accused of paying a police officer for a tip-off has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2014

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EastEnders star Steve McFadden settles News of the World damages claim – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, police, telecommunications by tracey

‘Steve McFadden, the actor who plays Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, has settled his damages claim against the News of the World and the police over hacking and leaks about his private life to the paper.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

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Erlam and others v Rahman and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 12th, 2014 in corruption, elections, law reports, local government by sally

Erlam and others v Rahman and another [2014] EWHC 2766 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 374

‘Non-compliance with the requirement in rule 4(1) of the Election Petition Rules 1960 for “setting out with sufficient particularity the facts relied on” did not render the petition a nullity, or compel its dismissal; the court had power under the CPR or its inherent jurisdiction to order the provision of further particulars to remedy the default.’

WLR Daily, 7th August 2014

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Corruption played no part in Stephen Lawrence case, Met maintains – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in complaints, corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have said they still believe corruption played no part in shielding Stephen Lawrence’s killers from justice, despite an independent review ordered by the home secretary saying there was reason to suspect a detective in the original murder investigation.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2014

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Andy Coulson trial: jurors fail to reach verdicts on remaining charges – The Guardian

‘The trial of Andy Coulson has ended after the jury failed to reach majority verdicts on two remaining counts that he conspired to commit misconduct in public office by paying public officials for the acquisition of royal phone books.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2014

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Hacking trial: Brooks cleared of charges, Coulson guilty – BBC News

‘Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2014

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