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

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Facebook blackmailer William Wooles spared jail – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2013 in blackmail, computer crime, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

“A student who blackmailed a woman by hacking into her email, stealing naked pictures of her and posting them on Facebook has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2013

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Tamara Ecclestone’s ex-boyfriend Derek Rose jailed over blackmail plot – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2013 in blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

“A former boyfriend of the socialite Tamara Ecclestone has been jailed for four years for plotting to blackmail her for £200,000. Derek Rose, 33, who dated the daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in 2002 when she was 17, was implicated in a plot which saw an email sent to Ecclestone’s manager after the model starred in Billion Dollar Girl, a reality TV programme exploring her life as a rich young person.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Former boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone found guilty of £200,000 blackmail – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2013 in blackmail, news by sally

“A former boyfriend of socialite and model Tamara Ecclestone was found guilty today of blackmailing her for £200,000.”

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The Independent, 25th February 2013

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Copycat criminal who tried to blackmail Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in blackmail, news, sentencing by tracey

“A copycat criminal who tried to blackmail Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for £200,000 in a ‘hopeless and hapless’ plot was jailed for five years today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2012

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Bernie Ecclestone blackmailed by dental technician who claimed he had kidnapped daughter Tamara – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2012 in blackmail, guilty pleas, kidnapping, news, telecommunications by tracey

“A dental technician who threatened to kidnap Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Tamara in a £200,000 blackmail plot faces a substantial jail term.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

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Man loses privacy case over telling his wife about twins – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2012 in blackmail, disclosure, families, harassment, injunctions, news, privacy by sally

“A businessman has failed in his High Court bid to prevent his wife being told of the birth of his twins from a secret relationship.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2012

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Ryan Giggs finally gives up anonymity over Imogen Thomas ‘affair’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 21st, 2012 in anonymity, blackmail, injunctions, news by tracey

“Manchester United and Wales star Ryan Giggs finally gave up all rights to anonymity in the High Court today over his alleged affair with glamour model Imogen Thomas.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2012

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‘Bully’ Bridgwater-based clampers jailed by judge – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2011 in benefits, blackmail, conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing, wheel clamping by tracey

“Three men from Bridgwater, Somerset, who ‘bullied’ motorists out of thousands of pounds in an illegal clamping business have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2011

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Imogen Thomas speaks of ‘nightmare’ as she is cleared of blackmail accusations – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2011 in blackmail, injunctions, media, news, privacy by tracey

“The Big Brother contestant won an eight-month legal battle when the High Court in London heard Manchester United player Giggs, 38, now accepts she never wanted to reveal private details.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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Judge rules on case that exposed Liam Fox and Adam Werritty friendship – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2011 in blackmail, damages, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

“The legal battle that exposed Adam Werritty’s role at the heart of government has been settled by a high court judge.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2011

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