Four sentenced for their part in the UK’s largest ever visa fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing, visas by tracey

‘Four people have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today for their part in the UK’s largest immigration fraud and attempting to cheat HMRC of payroll tax.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th September 2019

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Albanian crime boss who ran multi-million pound drugs racked ordered to pay only £14,380 – Daily Telegraph

‘An Albanian drugs kingpin who ran a multi-million pound cocaine racket only has to pay back £14,380 after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) requested a “risible” sum, a judge has complained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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Gang guilty of London to Cornwall county lines drug operation – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in children, conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, young offenders by sally

‘Seven gang members have been found guilty of running a sophisticated county lines operation in which heroin and crack cocaine were shipped from London to Cornwall with vulnerable young people exploited to sell drugs.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Man jailed for driving into PC near Stafford 10k race – BBC News

‘A banned driver who crushed a police officer against a fence before dragging her along has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Man admits crushing boy, 3, to death with car seat – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted crushing a three-year-old boy to death with his car seat.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Council defeats appeal by driver over revocation of licence ahead of trial for conspiracy to supply drugs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, licensing, local government, news, taxis by tracey

‘A driver due to stand trial for a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs offence in September has failed in a legal challenge to a decision of St Albans City and District Council to revoke his hackney carriage driver’s licence, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2019

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Man convicted of murdering eight in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in arson, bail, conspiracy, extradition, families, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering eight members of the same family in an arson attack 17 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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CPS successfully prosecutes second major modern slavery case this month – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A father and son have today (29 July) been convicted for their roles in long-running conspiracy to exploit Eastern European workers they trafficked into the UK.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th July 2019

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Man who plotted terrorist attack using explosive driverless car jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2019 in conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who plotted to carry out a terrorist attack with remotely-controlled vehicle has been jailed for 15 years.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2019

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Manchester Arena bomber’s brother held in UK after extradition – The Guardian

‘The brother of the Manchester Arena attacker, Salman Abedi, has been extradited from Libya to the UK to face multiple murder charges over his alleged role in the attack.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2019

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City council secures £350k in compensation for victims defrauded by local plumbing companies – Local Government Lawyer

‘The victims of two plumbing companies who defrauded their clients have been fully compensated for their financial losses, after Southampton City Council prosecuted the individuals involved.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th July 2019

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Gang who stole heavy machinery to tear cashpoints out of walls in string of burglaries jailed – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang who used diggers to steal more than £500,000 from cash machines in a ram-raid spree across three counties has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2019

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Cocaine gang jailed after £20m seizure on M6 in Cheshire – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two drugs gang bosses have been jailed after cocaine with a street value of £20m was seized from a van on the M6 in Cheshire.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2019

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London man convicted over role in £40m international steroid smuggling gang – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘A man who played a role in a £40m international steroid smuggling ring arranged dozens of unlicensed shipments of the drug from India into Europe, a court heard.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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Judge rejects claims by parish that nuns conspired to provide district council with false information to secure planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has rejected claims made by a parish council that an international congregation of nuns conspired to provide false information to a district council in order to obtain planning permission for a former school site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Three convicted of trafficking in landmark ‘county lines’ case – The Guardian

‘Three gang members have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used young and vulnerable children from London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire in a landmark county lines case.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2019

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Jury dismissed in Barclays fraud trial – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2019 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, juries, misrepresentation, news by sally

‘The jury in the fraud trial against four former Barclays bankers – including the former chief executive, John Varley – has been dismissed.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill – BBC News

‘A jury has been unable to decide whether Jack Renshaw, a neo-Nazi who admitted a terrorist plot to kill an MP, remained a member of a banned terrorist group. At the end of his fourth and final trial of the past two years, the full story of those cases can now be told.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Autonomy founder Mike Lynch faces UK high court and fresh charges in US – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in confiscation, conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Autonomy founder Mike Lynch will on Monday begin his high court defence against accusations that he perpetrated a $5bn (£3.8bn) fraud, as US prosecutors unveiled fresh criminal charges accusing the British businessman of a cover-up.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019

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