Lawrence family lawyer Imran Khan: ‘We see what the state is capable of’ – The Guardian

‘Imran Khan has been routinely portrayed as an anti‑establishment troublemaker. Now, in the wake of the Ellison report on police corruption, he explains how it feels to be vindicated.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2014

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Stephen Lawrence independent review – Publications (gov.uk)

Posted March 6th, 2014 in corruption, police, reports by tracey

‘Report and summary of findings from Mark Ellison’s independent review.’

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Publications (gov.uk), 6th March 2014

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?official_document_status=command_and_act_papers

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Stephen Lawrence: report on police corruption allegations to be published – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2014 in corruption, inquiries, news, police, reports by tracey

‘A report into allegations that police corruption shielded the racist mob that murdered Stephen Lawrence will be published on Thursday by the Home Office. The report was ordered by the home secretary after pressure from Lady Lawrence, Stephen’s mother. She has always believed corruption played a part in police failings and hopes the new report will lead to a fresh official inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2014

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Leveson inquiry: The spy, the judge and the ‘cover-up’ – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in complaints, corruption, inquiries, interception, judges, media, news, ombudsmen, police, privacy by sally

‘Sir Brian Leveson “pulled his punches” over evidence of “serious police corruption at the very highest level” because it was “too hot to handle”, according to a complaint that has been lodged with the judicial watchdog by a News of the World hacking victim.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2014

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Doreen Lawrence: hold public inquiry into police spying or we’ll sue – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in corruption, inquiries, news, police, racism, spying by sally

‘The home secretary must order a public inquiry into undercover police who spy on political campaigners or the family of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence will sue, human rights campaigners have been told.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2014

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Fighting corporate crime – DPAs hit the UK – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 25th, 2014 in corruption, deferred prosecution agreements, news, prosecutions by sally

‘“White-collar crime is a crime like any other and should be prosecuted and punished as such”.

“Corrupt companies cannot buy their way out of trouble”

Statements like these have been the impetus behind “credible deterrence”, and the growth of high-profile investigations into the alleged criminal actions of corporate bodies.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th February 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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DPP Alison Saunders announces plan to seize more criminal assets hidden abroad – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions for England and Wales has unveiled a new drive to clamp down on criminals hiding their assets abroad.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2014

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High Court to consider Data Protection Act bid to halt reporting of corruption allegations – Panopticon

‘Can the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) be used to prevent a respected NGO from reporting allegations of corruption by a multi-billion dollar international mining conglomerate? That is the stark question posed by Steinmetz and others v Global Witness Limited, a recently issued High Court DPA Claim.’

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Panopticon, 10th February 2014

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Metropolitan police corruption report prompts call for inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2014 in bribery, corruption, news, police, reports by tracey

‘The head of the Metropolitan police will be asked to ensure corruption no longer exists in the force after a confidential report into organised crime infiltrating Scotland Yard was leaked to a newspaper. The report said organised criminals “were able to infiltrate Scotland Yard at will by bribing corrupt officers”, according to the results of the secret internal report written in 2002.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2014

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Ecclestone ‘corrupt payments’ trial judgement reserved – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in banking, corruption, damages, news, sport, tax evasion by sally

‘A judge has reserved judgement in an £85m ($140m) damages claim against the Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2013

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Football’s match fixing wake up call – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 10th, 2013 in corruption, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘The recent allegations and arrests made in relation to match fixing in football have served as an important wake up call for those involved in sport in the UK, and in English football in particular.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th December 2013

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

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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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Four admit to phone-hacking plots in Coulson and Brooks eras – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2013 in conspiracy, corruption, interception, media, news, telecommunications by michael

“Three former news editors from the News of the World have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hack mobile phones during a six-year period when Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson were editing the Sunday title, it was disclosed in court.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2013

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SFO could snoop on communications to uncover evidence of corruption, says director – OUT-LAW.com

“The director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned that the agency may use powers of surveillance to uncover evidence of corruption within corporates.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th October 2013

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Libel tourism at an end, say lawyers following high court rulings – The Guardian

“Lawyers have heralded the death of so-called libel tourism after the high court threw out two cases brought by wealthy foreigners over allegations published overseas.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2013

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Significant changes to corporate crime regime on the way as National Crime Agency launches – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 9th, 2013 in bribery, corruption, fraud, news, ombudsmen, penalties, whistleblowers by sally

“US-style incentives for whistleblowers against corporate fraud, bribery and corruption offences could be introduced in the UK following the launch of the new National Crime Agency (NCA), an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th October 2013

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No public inquiry into Lynette White police corruption case – BBC News

“There will be no public inquiry into the handling of a police corruption trial surrounding a notorious murder case, the Home Office has confirmed.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

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Liverpool court clerk jailed for driving licence scam – BBC News

“A court clerk from Liverpool who helped more than 70 motorists falsify their
driving records and escape bans has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2013

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Stephen Lee: Match-fixing verdict reserved to later date – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2013 in corruption, news, sport by tracey

“Former world number five Stephen Lee’s match-fixing tribunal has concluded in Bristol, with Adam Lewis QC reserving judgement in the case to a later date.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2013

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More bribery prosecutions imminent as SFO confirms eight cases under investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 6th, 2013 in bribery, corruption, fraud, news, prosecutions, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“The head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has responded to critics of the UK’s new anti-corruption legislation, confirming that the department has eight cases under investigation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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