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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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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Corrupt police face 14 years in jail under new law – Daily Telegraph

‘New offence will introduce new tougher penalty for dishonest police in wake of Stephen Lawrence revelations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Professionals who do legal work for gangsters face prosecution under new offence – The Independent

‘Crooked accountants, lawyers and other professionals who profit from crime but are beyond the reach of the law will be targeted under measures to be announced in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.’

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The Independent, 3rd June 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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New crackdown on corrupt lawyers who help criminals – BBC News

‘Lawyers, couriers and accountants could be jailed if they turn a blind eye to criminal activity they profit from, under Home Office plans.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Damian Green’s Police Federation (Constables’ Conference) speech – Home Office

‘Damian Green’s Police Federation (Constables’ Conference) speech Tuesday 20 May.’

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Home Office, 20th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Daniel Morgan’s family paid £50k over police failings – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2014 in compensation, corruption, families, murder, news, police, private investigators by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator found murdered outside a London pub is to be paid £50,000 for highlighting the failings of the Met Police.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2014

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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