Broadmoor nurse who sold stories about killers is jailed – BBC News

‘A mental health nurse at Broadmoor hospital who sold stories about patients has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2015

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Policeman who slept with rape victim to dodge gross misconduct charge – The Guardian

‘Decision to let DS Robert Dawson retire contradicts new regulations by Theresa May to stop officers avoiding disciplinary action by quitting the force.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 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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Security officer found guilty of trying to sell photos of Ian Brady to NoW – The Guardian

‘Alan Hagan, 48, was found guilty of committing misconduct in public office over his dealings with the defunct newspaper’s then crime reporter Lucy Panton in 2008, while he worked at Ashworth hospital in Merseyside.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2015

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Sun reporter Anthony France sentenced over misconduct – BBC News

‘A Sun reporter has been given an 18-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of receiving tip-offs from an anti-terrorism officer.’

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BBC News, 29th May 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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Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officer jailed for celebrity tips – BBC News

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling “salacious gossip” about celebrity inmates to two national newspapers.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Operation Elveden: Sun reporter Tom Wells will not face retrial – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2015 in bribery, conspiracy, corruption, misfeasance in public office, news, retrials by sally

‘Sun journalist Tom Wells will not face a retrial over a charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, the Old Bailey has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: 13th Century Justice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Operation Elveden was prompted by the Leveson Inquiry – evidence heard at the Inquiry suggested there was a culture of tabloid newspapers paying public officials for stories. At a time when the tabloid press was being vilified for intruding in people’s private lives through phone hacking, this was seen as further evidence of out-of- control journalists, ignoring the law for their own gain.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: Journalists cleared in payment trial – BBC News

‘Three journalists have been found not guilty of illegally paying public officials by a jury at the Old Bailey.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2015

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Journalists should not always be prosecuted for paying public officials, says former CPS head – The Indpendent

‘The former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said it can be “appropriate” for journalists to pay officials for information and that Operation Elveden had overlooked the public interest.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2015

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Crown Prosecution Service re-review of Operation Elveden – CPS News Brief

‘Operation Elveden is a Metropolitan Police Service investigation that revealed the payments made to corrupt public officials by journalists for information. It followed two parliamentary committees and the Leveson Inquiry which revealed serious questions over the techniques used by some which may have amounted to systematic and flagrant breaches of the law. The range and circumstance of this activity was of a scale not previously encountered by police or CPS.’

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CPS News Brief, 17th April 2015

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Three years, £20 million, one conviction: Operation Elveden on brink of collapse – Daily Telegraph

‘Operation Elveden, the long running investigation into allegations of corruption by tabloid journalists, lies in tatters after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was forced to scrap most of the outstanding cases. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: Judge to allow majority verdicts – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in juries, jury directions, media, misfeasance in public office, news, verdicts by sally

‘The jury in the latest trial of journalists accused of illegally paying public officials has been told the judge will accept majority verdicts.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2015

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CPS seeks retrial for prison officer after conviction quashed – The Guardian

‘A prison officer whose conviction over leaks to newspapers was quashed by the court of appeal is facing a retrial, it has been confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Trials of journalists alleged to have paid money to public officials for private documents halted as CPS holds urgent review of its decision to prosecute – The Independent

‘The first of the eight trials involving journalists alleged to have paid money to public officials for private documents and due to take place between now and September, has been adjourned at the Old Bailey.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2015

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Regina v ABC and others; Regina v Sabey – WLR Daily

Regina v ABC and others; Regina v Sabey [2015] EWCA Crim 539; [2015] WLR (D) 146

‘In a prosecution for misconduct in public office it was necessary for the judge to make clear that the necessary conduct was not simply a breach of duty or a breach of trust and that the level was one where the conduct was calculated to injure the public interest so as to call for condemnation and punishment, the threshold of conduct being so serious that it amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust in the office holder, and being a high threshold. In relation to aiding and abetting the offence it was not necessary to establish that the office holder intended to cross the threshold: means of knowledge available to the defendant to make the necessary assessment of the seriousness of the principal’s conduct was sufficient. In relation to conspiracy to commit the offence it was not necessary that a defendant knew or intended that the misconduct concerned would meet the requisite threshold of seriousness.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2015

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PC Darren Heath jailed over sex with vulnerable women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “manipulative and calculating” police officer who abused his position to have sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Crown Prosecution Service considers News of the World journalist retrial – The Guardian

‘A crunch meeting at the Crown Prosecution Service is taking place on Monday to decide whether to retry a journalist over leaks from a public official.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2015

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Ian Watkins: Misconduct case for two police officers – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2015 in child abuse, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two detectives who worked on the Ian Watkins child abuse investigation have cases to answer for misconduct, a police watchdog has recommended.

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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