Landlord sentenced after admitting conspiring to defraud council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud a district council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2016

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Civil servant stole £1m from Government to buy a luxury flat – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2016 in civil servants, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A Department for Education manager who defrauded the Government of more than £1m to buy a luxury flat has been jailed after he was turned in by his mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2016

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First North East prosecution for controlling and coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 16th, 2016 in crime, harassment, press releases, prosecutions, sentencing by tracey

‘A Cleveland man has today been sentenced in what is believed to be the North East’s first prosecution for the new criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2016

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Defendants must be allowed legal advice before early guilty pleas, MPs say – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 15th, 2016 in guilty pleas, legal representation, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

‘New guidelines on sentence reductions for early guilty pleas must allow defendants to obtain legal advice before deciding to plead guilty, an influential group of MPs says today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th June 2016

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Gang jailed over £7m Monopoly money scam – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in counterfeiting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang of conmen who used Monopoly money to trick jewellery dealers in a £7m scam have been ordered to go to jail.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2016

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Court rule changes ‘may drive innocent defendants into making guilty pleas’ – The Independent

‘Changes to court rules to encourage more defendants to plead guilty earlier may lead to more miscarriages of justice as well as increasing the prison population, MPs warn today.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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Former Schroders trader jailed for two years for insider trading – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2016 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news, sentencing by sally

‘Damian Clarke, a former equities trader at Schroders Investment Management, has been sentenced to two years in prison for insider trading.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2016

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Man jailed for 150mph car chase on A1 with girl, 3, in back seat – BBC News

‘A drug dealer who drove at speeds of up to 150mph with a three-year-old girl in his car during a police chase has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Sarah McClay death: South Lakes Safari Zoo fined – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2016 in animals, costs, employment, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news, sentencing by sally

‘A zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has been fined for health and safety breaches.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Knife crime: Almost half of repeat offenders spared jail – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in news, offensive weapons, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Almost half of repeat knife offenders were not immediately jailed, despite new legislation requiring judges to impose a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Two jurors given suspended sentences for contempt of court – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A juror who caused a criminal trial to collapse at a cost of £80,000 has been been given a nine-month suspended sentence for contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Regina v AXN; Regina v ZAR – WLR Daily

Regina v AXN; Regina v ZAR [2016] EWCA Crim 590

‘Where an offender convicted of a crime has rendered assistance to the police or other law enforcement authorities, the police may provide the court with information regarding the assistance rendered in a confidential letter signed by a senior police officer, known as a “text”, but the obligation of the police to provide a text when requested by the offender is a very limited one. Although the court will always expect the police to inform the court of the fact that the police have made a decision not to provide a text as matter of case management, it is sufficient if the police merely state that they will not provide any information to the court in relation to the offender’s assertions of assistance. The police are not required to give any explanation of their reasons for the decision, or the stage at which they decided not to provide any information. The police need do no more than say that the police will not provide any information to the court. Such a statement to the court can generally be provided by letter and not by text. There may unusually be circumstances where the police would have to reveal in the reply the assertions of the offender that he had provided assistance; in such a case it might therefore be necessary to provide the response in the form of a text. Whether it is provided by letter or text, it must be signed by a senior officer of police (normally a superintendent) or an equivalent senior official in other law enforcement agencies (paras 6, 18, 22).’

WLR Daily, 27th May 2016

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Dentist jailed for extracting £1m out of patients and friends in six-year property investment con – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in bankruptcy, dentists, elderly, fraud, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

‘A dentist who extracted more than £1 million from patients and friends in property investment con has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2016

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Triple child killer David McGreavy could be freed on parole – BC News

Posted June 7th, 2016 in murder, news, parole, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A man who murdered three young children and impaled their bodies on railings is being considered for release, the Parole Board has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2016

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Carers tie woman, 88, in towel to ensure a ‘quiet shift’ – BBC News

‘Two carers who wrapped a pensioner in a towel to ensure they had a quiet night shift have been given suspended prison sentences.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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M4 fatal crash driver jailed after falling asleep at wheel – BBC News

‘A van driver who killed three passengers in a crash on the M4 after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Poundland stabbing: Trevor Joyce given life sentence for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A mental health patient who fatally stabbed a man in a Poundland store has been sentenced to life imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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‘Depraved’ killer Carl Langdell jailed for first date murder – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2016 in mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a young teacher on their first date before sexually assaulting and taking pictures of her corpse has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2016

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Judge calls for elderly drivers review after woman, 80, mows down schoolgirls – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has called on the Government to “urgently review” the law on elderly drivers as he spared jail for an 80-year-old motorist who mowed down eight schoolgirls.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Ken Clarke: ‘absurd’ that defunct prison scheme still keeps people in jail – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in mental health, news, parole, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘The former justice secretary Ken Clarke has criticised as “absurd” the situation where a defunct scheme for sentencing prisoners to indeterminate sentences means a man given a 10-month term is still in prison almost 10 years later.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2016

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