Maranello Rosso Ltd v Lohomij B.V. & others – Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 9th, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, conspiracy, fraud, interpretation, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down a significant judgment on the interpretation of settlement agreements; and specifically, whether a settlement agreement was intended to, and has the effect of, precluding or releasing claims arising from fraud, conspiracy or other intentional wrongdoing despite not expressly referring to such claims.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 21st December 2022

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Four found guilty of jury tampering in Warwick drugs trial – BBC News

‘Four people have been found guilty of trying to fix the trial of a drugs kingpin.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2022

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County lines dealers jailed for funnelling drugs into towns – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six people have been jailed for funnelling drugs with a street value of about £250,000 into Midlands towns.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Road haulage operators convicted of involvement in an over £100m money laundering scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Six defendants including a senior manager and two drivers of a road haulage business have been found guilty on Friday 18 November 2022 of running a large-scale money laundering operation involving in excess of £100 million in cash.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2022

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Manchester youth leader jailed over ‘conspiracy’ texts denied permission to appeal – The Guardian

‘A youth leader who addressed MPs in parliament has been denied permission to appeal against the eight-year sentence he was given for sending text messages as part of a violent conspiracy.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2022

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Four London gang members jailed over armed heists targeting cash vans – The Guardian

‘Four members of an organised crime gang that stole £400,000 in a series of armed robberies targeting cash vans have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2022

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Duo jailed for £20m pension fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two scammers have been imprisoned today (15 July 2022) for a pension fraud worth over £20 million which caused many of the victims to lose their entire pensions.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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Man jailed for selling illegal football streaming boxes ordered to pay £1m – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2022 in assets recovery, conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, proceeds of crime, sport by sally

‘A man jailed for selling illegal devices providing unauthorised streams of Premier League matches has been ordered to pay back almost £1m following a court ruling.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2022

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EncroChat murder plot: Two life terms after Cardiff drug dispute – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2022 in conspiracy, drug offences, gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life with a minimum 18 years term after plotting a revenge murder with a James Bond-style gun.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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Second conviction quashed on appeal in Iraq ‘bribery’ case – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in appeals, bribery, conspiracy, Iraq, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘A second man jailed for three and a half years over a multimillion-dollar bribery conspiracy to secure oil infrastructure contracts in Iraq has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Drive-by shooter jailed after being caught on primary school CCTV – Daily Telegraph

‘A drive-by shooter has been jailed for more than five years after opening fire near a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2022

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Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in computer programs, conspiracy, murder, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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Convicted people-smugglers ordered to pay over £30,000 in confiscation orders – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Four convicted people smugglers, who assisted in the unlawful immigration of 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, have been ordered to pay £31,493.47 in confiscation orders.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd March 2022

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Family of shot activist Sasha Johnson vow to get justice after case collapses – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2022 in conspiracy, murder, news, prosecutions, witnesses by sally

‘The family of Sasha Johnson have vowed to get justice after the case against four men accused over the shooting that left her seriously injured collapsed last week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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“Warehoused” case against law firm struck out – Legal Futures

Posted January 18th, 2022 in abuse of process, conspiracy, fraud, law firms, negligence, news, striking out by tracey

‘The High Court has struck out a professional negligence claim against a London law firm that it decided had been “warehoused”.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2022

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Tamara Ecclestone burglary: gang jailed over £26m celebrity raids – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2021 in burglary, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three members of a gang have been jailed for their part in the UK’s biggest burglary spree, a £26m series of raids on celebrity homes likened to a Hollywood movie.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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Chart-topping rapper Nines jailed for plot to import 28kg of cannabis – The Independent

‘Chart-topping rapper Nines has been jailed for 28 months for importing 28kg of cannabis.’

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The Independent, 2nd October 2021

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Human trafficking ring gang members jailed – BBC News

‘Three members of a gang linked to the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2021

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Essex lorry deaths: Man ordered to pay £3k to families – BBC News

‘A man linked to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex is to pay £3,000 in compensation to their families.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2021

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Machete-wielding robbers jailed for crime spree – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2021 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Members of a machete-wielding gang who raided a string of corner shops and terrorised a young family in their home have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2021

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