‘Oval Four’ men jailed in 1972 cleared by court of appeal in London – The Guardian

‘Three men who were convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have finally had their names cleared by senior judges.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Criminal Finance Act 2017: Crime still doesn’t pay – 5SAH

‘Financial gain provides the motivation behind all serious and organised crime. Billions of pounds are laundered through the UK every year. Understandably, it has long been the government’s policy to implement effective legislation to tackle this issue.’

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5SAH, 2nd December 2019

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Pakistani tycoon agrees to hand over £190m to UK authorities – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2019 in bribery, corruption, fraud, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘More than £190m of assets, including a £50m mansion overlooking Hyde Park in London, have been seized from a Pakistani property tycoon after a settlement in a UK police “dirty money” investigation.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

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Commonwealth head warns of dangers of denying justice to all – The Guardian

‘Denying access to justice risks creating fresh conflicts at a time when the international rule of law is under threat, the Commonwealth secretary general has warned ahead of a meeting of the organisation’s law enforcement officers.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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Dozens of law firms enabling corruption, report finds – Legal Futures

Posted October 25th, 2019 in corruption, law firms, money laundering, news, professional conduct, statistics by sally

‘Dozens of UK law firms are – wittingly or unwittingly – providing corrupt individuals with services that enable them to “move, hide and defend their ill-gotten gains with impunity”, Transparency International (TI) has claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 25th October 2019

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2019 in appeals, assault, attempts, corruption, news, police, theft by tracey

‘Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Banker’s wife who spent £16m in Harrods escapes extradition to Azerbaijan on embezzlement charges – Daily Telegraph

‘A banker’s wife who spent £16million during a series of shopping sprees in Harrods has escaped extradition back to Azerbaijan on fraud charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

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NCA freezes £100m suspected to be from corruption overseas – The Guardian

‘More than £100m suspected to have been imported to the UK from bribery and corruption overseas has been frozen following a court order obtained by the National Crime Agency.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2019

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£100 million crackdown on crime in prison – Ministry of Justice

‘Airport-style security and cutting-edge technology to crack down on criminal activity in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th August 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Stephen Lawrence murder: ex-detective cleared of corruption – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in corruption, murder, news, police, racism by sally

‘Stephen Lawrence’s best friend has said a multimillion-pound investigation into fears the murdered schoolboy’s killers were shielded by corruption has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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NCA investigates how owner afforded £80m London homes – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2019 in corruption, money laundering, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘Three London homes worth more than £80m have been frozen by the High Court in the second-ever use of anti-corruption orders to stop foreigners laundering cash in the UK.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2019

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New prison anti-corruption taskforce unveiled – Ministry of Justice

‘A specialist taskforce to tackle staff corruption in jails has been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke today (4 May 2019).’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th May 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Corrupt immigration officer jailed for trying to extort man facing deportation – Independent

Posted April 15th, 2019 in corruption, deportation, immigration, news, sentencing by michael

‘A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2019

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Javid and Hammond team up to tackle £14bn of economic crimes – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2019 in bribery, budgets, corruption, enforcement, fraud, money laundering, news, statistics by tracey

‘The home secretary and chancellor are to launch a joint assault on fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering. Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond will chair a new taskforce that will work with senior figures in the financial sector to tackle economic crime. This is a broad category covering a range of illegal activity, with the Home Office estimating its scale to be at least £14.4bn a year.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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SFO will not appeal landmark litigation privilege ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will not appeal to the Supreme Court last month’s ruling that documents generated in connection with an investigation into the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) were protected by litigation privilege, it has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2018

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Firm ordered to deliver new costs bill to Tower Hamlets campaigner – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2018 in corruption, costs, elections, fees, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A London law firm has been ordered to present a new costs bill to a campaigner who led a legal battle to remove former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman in the latest action brought by an online fees-challenge service.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th September 2018

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Files shed light on alleged efforts to hide 1970s police corruption – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in archives, corruption, documents, London, news, police by sally

‘Documents retained by a senior detective involved in one of Britain’s biggest police corruption inquiries have shed light on how efforts were allegedly made to prevent the true scale of wrongdoing from coming to light.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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Police watchdog investigating ‘serious corruption and malpractice’ in Scotland Yard’s own standards unit – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in corruption, news, police, standards by tracey

‘The police watchdog is investigating allegations of “serious corruption and malpractice” within Scotland Yard‘s own standards unit, a director has revealed.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2018

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Leveson 2: government to be taken to court over cancelled inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, judicial review, media, news by sally

‘Press regulation campaigners have been given the go-ahead to take the government to court over its decision to cancel the second part of the Leveson inquiry into the activities of the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Lords overturn MPs with vote for second Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords has once again voted to establish a fresh Leveson-style public inquiry into the conduct of the media, overturning a decision made by MPs last week and setting up another showdown with the government.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2018

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