Waitress blackmailed policeman after editing video to make it sound like he threatened to rape her – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2017 in blackmail, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by tracey

‘A waitress who edited a video to make it sound as though a police officer she met on a dating website was threatening to rape her has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph. 5th January 2016

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Sextortion: Rise in blackmail-related suicides over sexual images shared online – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2016 in blackmail, internet, news, suicide by tracey

‘Four men killed themselves in the last year after being blackmailed as part of an increasing cyber “sextortion” racket.
International gangs of organised criminals are targeting more and more young men by luring them into potentially compromising positions, the National Crime Agency said.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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Pensioner who wrote bizarre note threatening to blow up bank convicted of blackmail – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in banking, blackmail, bomb hoaxing, news by sally

‘A pensioner who sparked a bomb scare with a handwritten note threatening to blow up a bank has been found guilty of blackmail.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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Paedophile who travelled 100 miles to rape 12-year-old girl jailed for six years – The Independent

‘A man who travelled 100 miles to rape a 12-year-old girl after blackmailing her online has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Violent Colombian criminal entitled to compensation for unlawful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, blackmail, compensation, deportation, detention, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘A Colombian national certified as a danger to the public and convicted of crimes including blackmail, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm is entitled to general damages for unlawful detention, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
But appeal judges reduced the period for which Isaias Gaviria-Manrique is entitled to an award.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Man escapes jail over celebrity blackmail plot – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2015 in blackmail, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, victims by tracey

‘A man from Merseyside has escaped a prison sentence after he tried to blackmail a celebrity by threatening to release sexually explicit photos of him with a famous woman.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2015

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Gay escort jailed after blackmailing a married businessman – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2015 in blackmail, homosexuality, married persons, news, prostitution by sally

‘John Walker, 29, sent the victim’s wife a picture of her husband on a hotel bed wearing a pair of knickers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2015

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Pumpkin cyanide blackmailer Michael Young jailed – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2015 in agriculture, blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who attempted to blackmail a Lincolnshire pumpkin farmer by telling him he had poisoned his crops has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2015

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in blackmail, divorce, news, photography, privacy, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plotting to extort £2m from the family by posting sexually explicit photos of her online.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Millionaire businessman wins gagging order over alleged sex parties – Daily Telegraph

‘A multi-millionaire businessman has won a permanent ban on a former friend and business colleague from exposing details of alleged sex and drugs parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2015

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Chauffeur jailed over ‘amateurish’ attempt to blackmail the Qatar royal family for £600,000 – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in blackmail, news, royal family, sentencing by sally

‘A chauffeur who tried to blackmail the Qatar royal family for £600,000 after finding private photos left in the back of his car has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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Cheating Premier League footballer at centre of one-night stand blackmail plot should be named, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2015 in anonymity, appeals, blackmail, costs, injunctions, news by sally

‘Justice Warby rules an anonymity order protecting a wealthy well-known defender who had a one-night stand despite having a long term partner and child should be lifted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2015

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Coventry kidnap gang who cut off man’s finger jailed – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2015 in assault, blackmail, conspiracy, false imprisonment, gangs, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘A kidnap gang who cut off a man’s finger to get a £20,000 ransom have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2015

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Revenge porn to be criminal offence with threat of two years in jail – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2014 in bills, blackmail, consent, internet, news, obscenity, pornography, privacy, prosecutions by sally

‘Revenge pornography – sharing sexually explicit images of former partners without their consent – is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2014

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Traveller family jailed over kidnap and torture – BBC News

‘Eleven members of the same family who kidnapped and tortured a couple they falsely accused of murdering a widow have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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Gangster husband of BBC executive jailed after two month extortion campaign – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2014 in arson, blackmail, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Career criminal Tommy Roye recruited two enforcers to have his victim’s car torched on his driveway.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2014

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Teacher Zahid Akram jailed for child photo blackmail – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in blackmail, news, pornography, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A science teacher who blackmailed girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC news, 14th November 2013

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UK paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber online is jailed – The Guardian

“A paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber on the internet to target and blackmail young girls all over the world has been jailed in a case described as one of the worst the courts have ever seen.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2013

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Anthony Still convicted of blackmailing businessman – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 1st, 2013 in anonymity, blackmail, police, press releases, sentencing, victims by tracey

“Anthony Still has been convicted at Chelmsford Crown Court of blackmailing a businessman who paid him £600,000 to stop him revealing details about a secret affair. The businessman, known in court as ‘Barnaby’, decided he could no longer go on paying and went to the police last year. Still was jailed for 11 years.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th June 2013

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Court awards anonymity for victim of libellous “paedophile” allegations – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in blackmail, child abuse, compensation, damages, defamation, fraud, internet, news, victims by sally

“The permanent damage that internet publications can inflict is very much the focus of Tugendhat J’s assessment of damages in this case, encapsulated in the memorable description he quoted in an earlier judgment: ‘what is to be found on the internet may become like a tattoo’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com