Businesswoman jailed for paying employees to take her speeding points – Daily Telegraph

‘A top businesswoman roped 10 employees into a speeding point scam after she clocked up dozens on multiple Range Rovers, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2016

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Daily Mail publisher fined £40,000 over pixellated photograph – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in anonymity, child abuse, fines, guilty pleas, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to identifying a man who claims to be the victim of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Fears over credit for guilty plea – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Criminal defence solicitors are expected to oppose proposed replacement guidelines on sentence reductions for early guilty pleas.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th April 2016

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Jailed mother Lesley Dunford sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing second child – The Independent

‘A mother already in prison for killing her daughter has been sentenced to a further 13 years after pleading guilty to killing her baby son.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2016

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Twitter case man pleads guilty to sending pro-Islamic State tweets

Posted April 1st, 2016 in guilty pleas, internet, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A 23-year-old man who sent an estimated 8,000 tweets from 42 different Twitter accounts supporting the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2016

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Man jailed for killing friend who asked to be punched – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2016 in guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for three years after killing a friend who asked to be punched in the face, police said.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2016

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Pair jailed for dumping body of Italian former art thief in London canal – The Guardian

‘Three men involved in dumping the body of a man in a canal and emptying his bank account have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Early guilty pleas: Justice for whom? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘New guidelines incentivising people accused of criminal offences in England and Wales to plead guilty as early as possible were proposed last week. While existing rules allow for a maximum one-third reduction in the sentence to those who plead guilty at the ‘first reasonable opportunity’, this benefit is now only available to those who plead guilty at their very first court hearing, with the available reduction falling on a steeper sliding scale thereafter.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2016

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Regulatory offenders could face lower fine discounts if they wait to plead guilty, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies which face prosecution for health and safety, environmental and other regulatory breaches would have to plead guilty at an earlier stage or risk higher fines under new proposals put forward by the Sentencing Council, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2016

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Crackdown on ‘one third discounts’ for criminals who admit guilt – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2016 in consultations, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Offenders will have to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity to secure the biggest discount on their jail sentence under new proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2016

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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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