Man jailed for infecting lover with HIV after meeting her on online dating site – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘Simba Kuuya’s victim only found out about his condition when one of his former partners contacted her on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2015

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Police officer jailed for arranging to have sex with runaway girl – The Guardian

‘A police constable who arranged to have sex with a 15-year-old runaway while investigating her disappearance has been sentenced to four years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Ex-Broadmoor worker jailed for selling stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former Broadmoor hospital worker has been jailed for eight months for selling stories to the Sun about notorious patients, including the Yorkshire Ripper.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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Court charge creates “perverse incentive” for guilty pleas – The Bar Council

‘Criminal court charges create perverse incentives for the innocent to plead guilty, warns Bar Council chairman Alistair MacDonald QC, ahead of today’s parliamentary debate. He also points out that we still do not know if the Government is on track to raise £265 million it proposed to bring in over the course of this Parliament.’

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The Bar Council, 17th November 2015

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Rise in sex crimes not due to historical cases, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

‘Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd says better treatment of victims by criminal justice system encouraging more people to report sexual assaults.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2015

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Bootle man jailed for cyber attacks on more than 300 websites – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2015 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Merseyside PoliceImage caption Ian Sullivan was jailed for 34 weeks at Liverpool Crown Court.
A man has been jailed for carrying out a string of cyber attacks against high-profile websites, resulting in more than 300 being taken offline.’

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BBC news, 12th November 2015

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Man who threw pensioner’s walking frame off bus in racist attack jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2015 in guilty pleas, harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted racist abuse at a pensioner before throwing his walking frame off a bus has been jailed for 16 weeks, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2015

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Man sentenced after invoice for $28m of ammunition was found on his mobile phone – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Abdurraouf Eshati, aged 29, from Wrexham was sentenced for terrorism and immigration offences today at the Old Bailey, Eshati received a six year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty yesterday at court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th October 2015

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Criminal courts charge denied compensation to rape victim, MPs told – The Independent

‘A rape victim did not get compensation from her attacker because of the Government’s controversial new court charge, MPs have been told.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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Activist Abdurraouf Eshati admits £18.6m arms plot role – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2015 in asylum, documents, firearms, guilty pleas, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Libyan activist has admitted his part in an international network plotting an £18.6m deal to bring arms to the war-torn country.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2015

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Lady Hale joins chorus of concerns over criminal courts charge – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2015 in courts, criminal courts charge, fees, guilty pleas, judges, news, speeches by sally

‘The deputy president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, has become the latest judge to question whether the newly imposed criminal courts charge encourages defendants to plead guilty.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Ricky Scott jailed for ‘good Samaritan’ attack in Nottingham – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2015 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A man has been jailed for a “vicious” and “unprovoked” attack on another man outside a nightclub in Nottingham.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2015

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Criminal court charge punishes poorest the most, says magistrate who quit in protest – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in criminal courts charge, criminal justice, guilty pleas, magistrates, news by sally

‘A magistrate who resigned in disgust at criminal courts charges being imposed on defendants who plead or are found guilty has told the Guardian the fine “disproportionately punishes the poorest in our community”.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Criminal Courts Charge – The Bar Council

Posted October 14th, 2015 in compensation, costs, courts, criminal courts charge, fees, guilty pleas, press releases by tracey

‘Defendants accused of a crime they have not committed will be incentivised to plead guilty to avoid new court charges in criminal cases, warns the Bar Council ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.’

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The Bar Council, 13th October 2015

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Webcam hacker spied on sex acts with BlackShades malware – BBC News

‘A Leeds-based hacker used a notorious piece of malware called BlackShades to spy on people via their webcams.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2015

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Local authority ordered to pay £200k after sports ground car park death – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 16th, 2015 in accidents, costs, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parking by tracey

‘A local authority has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th September 2015

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Bishop Ball sex charges caution ‘wrong’ admits CPS – BBC News

‘A retired bishop who has admitted sex offences against young men, should have faced charges 22 years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted. The CPS said a caution given to Peter Ball in 1993 was wrong as there was sufficient evidence to prosecute.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2015

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Paedophile gang ‘sick, callous and cruel’ – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A paedophile gang behind the abuse and rape of young children, including a baby, have been described in court as “sick, depraved, callous and cruel.” ‘

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BBC News, 10th September 2015

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Man who posed as legal adviser jailed after trading standards prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2015 in benefits, fraud, guilty pleas, McKenzie friends, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Biggleswade man who made more than £5,000 after advertising his services as a professional McKenzie friend has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of multiple trading standards and housing benefits offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2015

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Crippling court costs force poverty-stricken people to ‘plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit’ – The Independent

‘Poverty-stricken people are being encouraged to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit out of fear they will face crippling costs imposed by new financial penalties, leading lawyers, magistrates and campaigners have warned.’

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The Independent, 21st August 2015

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