Leveson Inquiry: Labour demands part two goes ahead – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in corruption, inquiries, media, miscarriage of justice, news, police by sally

‘The first part of the inquiry, in 2011-2012, examined press ethics, but hearings into ties between newspapers and the police were put on hold amid criminal inquiries over phone hacking.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2016

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Stephen Lawrence investigation: Police seek fresh DNA samples – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2016 in complaints, corruption, DNA, evidence, forensic science, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police, racism by tracey

‘Police investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 have contacted an unspecified number of people to request DNA samples.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2016

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CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence – The Guardian

‘Criminal trial prosecutors have been accused of suppressing evidence of police corruption in what has been called “misconduct of a particularly serious nature”. Lawyers are alleged to have covered up evidence that police received corrupt payments from a firm of private investigators in return for confidential information.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Tennis match-fixing claims: eight players in Australian Open draw suspected – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘The BBC, in a programme to be aired on Tuesday, claim a joint investigation with Buzzfeed shows: “Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit [attached to the Association of Tennis Professionals] over suspicions they have thrown matches.” ‘

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Police officers who stole £10,000 from drugs raid seizure are jailed – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in corruption, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two police detectives have been jailed for stealing at least £10,000 in cash that was seized during a raid on a suspected drug dealer.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2015

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After FIFA/IAAF corruption – time for institutional change – Sports Law Bulletin

Posted November 16th, 2015 in bribery, corruption, money laundering, news, sport by sally

‘Sport has failed. 2015 may well go down as the most disgraced year in the history of sport. But it should also go down as the year things changed. The year when it finally became apparent that sport can no longer go on ‘governing’ itself in the way it has.’

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Sports Law Bulletin, 13th 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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Stephen Lawrence: new criminal inquiry into claims police shielded killers – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in corruption, inquiries, murder, national crime agency, news, police, racism by sally

‘A new investigation has begun into allegations that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the murderers of Stephen Lawrence, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Ex-UN consultants jailed for bribes over drugs supplied to ‘starving Africans’ – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in bribery, contracts, corruption, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former UN consultants have been jailed by a UK court for receiving bribes to rig contracts worth £66m to supply life-saving drugs to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Guido Bakker, 41, and Sijbrandus Scheffer, 63, took payments totalling £650,000 from a Danish pharmaceutical company called Missionpharma in return for helping them win lucrative contracts.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2015

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Metropolitan Police to be investigated over dozen more claims of historical corruption –

Posted September 18th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, corruption, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The police watchdog is to investigate fresh claims that child sex abuse probes dating back to the 1970s were brushed under the carpet because they involved MPs.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will oversee 12 more allegations of historic corruption within the Metropolitan Police in addition to the 17 investigations announced earlier this year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2015

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The Limits of the Law – The role of compliance in the 21st Century – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 11th, 2015 in corruption, financial regulation, fraud, prosecutions, speeches by tracey

‘Solicitor General’s keynote address to the 33rd Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th September 2015

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UK sets up international anti-corruption agency – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, international relations, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘A new anti-corruption unit is being set up in the UK, under the direction of the National Crime Agency.’

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OUT-LAW.com., 13th August 2015

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Eric Pickles to lead electoral fraud investigation into ‘rotten boroughs’ after Tower Hamlets scandal – The Independent

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, elections, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

‘An investigation into electoral fraud in “rotten boroughs” across the country is being launched in response to the Tower Hamlets corruption scandal. It will be led by the former Cabinet minister, Sir Eric Pickles, who was appointed the government’s anti-corruption tsar by David Cameron after the election.’

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The Independent, 13th August 2015

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Former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has assets frozen by High Court judge – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2015 in corruption, costs, freezing injunctions, news by sally

‘A former mayor has had hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of assets frozen by a High Court judge after being found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2015

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Lynette White: Civil action after failed police corruption trial – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in corruption, DNA, evidence, murder, news, police, trials by sally

‘A date has been set for High Court civil action following the collapse of the UK’s biggest police corruption trial.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Kevin Lane in appeal ‘fight’ over Robert Magill murder – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2015 in appeals, corruption, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A convicted murderer recently released from prison has said he is determined to “fight” for justice, believing his case was flawed by a crooked detective.
Kevin Lane was found guilty of shooting dead Robert Magill with a shotgun in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, in 1994. His argument of an “unsafe” conviction by Det Insp Christopher Spackman is being heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday and Thursday.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2015

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FIFA and the internationalisation of criminal justice – OUP Blog

‘The factual backdrop to this affair is well-known. FIFA, world football’s governing body has, for a number of years, been the subject of allegations of corruption. Then, after a series of dawn raids on 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials, of various nationalities, the most famous being Jack Warner, the Trinidadian former vice president of FIFA, were arrested in a luxury hotel in Zurich where they were staying prior to the FIFA Congress. This was pursuant to an indictment that accused them, alongside five corporate officials, of using their positions within FIFA to engage in schemes involving the solicitation, offer, acceptance, payment, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, bribes, and kickbacks. The defendants and their co-conspirators were also accused of corrupting the enterprise by engaging in various criminal activities, including fraud, bribery, and money laundering, in pursuit of personal and commercial gain.’

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OUP Blog, 29th May 2015

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Belmarsh prison officer guilty of being paid mole for reporter – The Guardian

‘A prison officer at Belmarsh high-security prison has been found guilty of being the paid mole of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over five years.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Sun crime reporter found guilty of paying police officer for stories – The Guardian

‘A Sun crime reporter has been found guilty of paying an anti-terrorism police officer more than £22,000 for story tips relating to Heathrow airport.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Dante a devil of a time for BHA to release Richie McGrath verdict – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2015 in corruption, disciplinary procedures, horse racing, news by sally

‘Minimal coverage given to British Horseracing Authority’s unfounded corruption investigation into jockey and others is only part of a sorry saga.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2015

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