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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Ex-Royal Marines jailed after child accidentally given cocaine as gift – The Guardian

‘Two former Royal Marines have been jailed for smuggling cocaine into the UK in boxes of Lego, after one of them was accidentally given to a child for his birthday.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Aram Sheibani: International drugs boss with luxury lifestyle jailed – BBC News

‘A man who was the “very head” of a large-scale international drugs conspiracy with links to Colombia has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2021

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’ [Again] – Carmelite Chambers

‘For those practitioners who thought that a positive decision from the Single Competent Authority as to whether a defendant was a victim of trafficking is admissible, having been settled since early 2020 with the Divisional Court decision in DPP v M [2020] EWHC 344 Admin, well…think again.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 20th May 2021

Source: www.carmelitechambers.co.uk

Former Met officer who used position to aid criminal gang jailed – The Guardian

‘A former Metropolitan police officer who used his position to help a criminal gang seize money from other offenders has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2021

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Oldham gang jailed for £160k supermarket thefts – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2021 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Six men who stole more than £160,000 worth of items from supermarkets, by setting off alarms to distract security guards, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2021

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Shrewsbury 24: how industrial action led to 47-year fight for justice – The Guardian

‘The industrial action that led to the convictions of union activists and a 47-year campaign to clear their names took place as Edward Heath’s Conservative government sought to weaken the economic power of trade unions.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2021

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Shrewsbury 24: court of appeal overturns 1970s picketing convictions – The Guardian

‘Court of appeal judges have overturned the criminal convictions of a group of trade unionists, including the actor Ricky Tomlinson, after a campaign lasting more than four decades.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2021

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Child abuse inquiry finds no FA conspiracy or paedophile ring – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2021 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The report into whether English football’s child sexual abuse scandal was covered up has found no evidence of an institutional conspiracy or paedophile ring in the game, Telegraph Sport can reveal. As disclosed by Telegraph Sport, the Football Association is planning to release the findings of the independent review into the game’s worst scandal on Wednesday, more than four years after it was launched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2021

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Briton jailed over plot to pay bribes for Iraq oil contract – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in bribery, conspiracy, contracts, news, sentencing by sally

‘A British businessman has been jailed for three and a half years after being convicted of conspiring to pay huge backhanders in one of the world’s biggest bribery scandals.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2021

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