Accountant jailed for exploiting a disabled victim for over £300,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A chartered accountant has been jailed for exploiting a vulnerable victim out of money and assets worth £331,858.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th May 2022

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Case Comment: Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd [2021] UKSC 49 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Amy Wilkinson, a senior associate in CMS’ financial crime team, comments on the decision of the UK Supreme Court in Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd [2021] UKSC 49. On 3 November 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal and ruled in favour of Aquila Advisory Ltd. The decision concerns attribution of directors’ criminal actions and who should have priority over assets derived from their criminal schemes.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th May 2022

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Liberty threatens to sue government over ‘racist’ joint enterprise law – The Guardian

‘The human rights group Liberty is threatening to sue the government and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over the bitterly contested law of joint enterprise, arguing that it is discredited and racist in the way the authorities pursue it.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Prosecutors given new guidance to prevent ‘myths’ from stopping domestic abuse charges – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors are to be given new guidance on domestic abuse cases that aims to tackle “myths and stereotypes” that can stop perpetrators being charged.’

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The Independent, 4th April 2022

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Fraudster who stole antiques from elderly jailed – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, elderly, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A conman who posed as an antiques dealer from a Chelsea auction house to dupe elderly and vulnerable victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2022

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High court overturns acquittal of HS2 protester after appeal by prosecution – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2022 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, demonstrations, news, railways, trespass by sally

‘The high court has directed that a protester against the HS2 rail line who was originally acquitted of aggravated trespass should be convicted after an appeal by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 30th 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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Rape victims ‘systematically failed’ in England and Wales, report finds – The Guardian

‘Rape survivors who report their attackers are being systematically failed by the criminal justice system resulting in an average wait of nearly two years before a trial begins, a damning official report has found.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2022

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CPS head Max Hill severely criticised over record low in rape convictions – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions for England and Wales has been severely criticised by Vera Baird, the victims’ commissioner, for failing to take responsibility for a record-breaking low in rape convictions.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2022

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Sasha Johnson shooting: case against four men collapses – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in attempted murder, Crown Prosecution Service, firearms, murder, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case against four men charged over the shooting of the Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson has collapsed, after the prosecution announced it would not be offering any evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2022

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No stone left unturned to transform rape case handling says Director of Public Prosecutions – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in case management, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape by tracey

‘ “Leaving no stone unturned” to transform the way rape prosecutions are handled is key to helping more victims see justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd February 2022

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Breathing life into statistics: stories of racism within the criminal justice system – OUP Blog

‘You don’t need to look far to see how recent events have put the issue of racial inequality in the criminal justice system front and centre. The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the issue of institutional racism to the forefront of the public’s consciousness, kickstarting conversations and spurring communities into action to confront this inequality head on. This shift must be reflected in educational resources, and many textbooks in the field of criminology will be updated with statistics, news clippings, and quotes from prominent figures charged with reform in this area.’

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OUP Blog, 21st February 2022

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Man jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Merseyside man has been jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2022

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Court backs CPS decision not to charge alleged killer of drowned boy – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2022 in children, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, homicide, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The mother of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in a river in Wales has said her son’s alleged killer has got away “scot free” after the high court dismissed a challenge to a decision by prosecutors not to bring charges over his death.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 17th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims, women by tracey

‘A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service – a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told – The Guardian

‘The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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Prosecutors seek the public’s views on mercy killings and failed suicide pacts – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking views on a proposed update to legal guidance on homicide, to assist prosecutors considering the public interest when dealing with suspects in deaths arising out of failed suicide pacts and so called “mercy killings”.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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DPP Max Hill on how we’re taking action against racist and homophobic football chants – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, homosexuality, news, prosecutions, racism, sport by tracey

‘The beauty of football is that anyone can play. All you need is a ball, some friends, and a goal. Fans can unite anywhere in the world with a shared love of a club, country or just the game itself. It is perhaps the most inclusive sport. This weekend saw the FA Cup back in action – a competition which encapsulates the simplicity of the game and pits Premier League giants against relative minnows. But for 90 minutes, it is a level playing field and we often see upsets, none felt more keenly by myself as a lifelong Newcastle United fan with defeat to League One’s Cambridge United. Unfortunately, we also saw the return of reports of racist and or homophobic chanting during at least three cup ties: Crystal Palace vs Millwall, Spurs vs Chelsea and Reading v Cardiff City. This disgusting behaviour will never be tolerated by those who truly love the game, and by most of society.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2022

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FA urged to follow up CPS’ promise of criminal action over homophobic ‘rent boys’ chants – Daily Telegraph

‘The Football Association have been urged to follow up the Crown Prosecution Service’s promise of criminal action over homophobic “rent boys” chants with disciplinary sanctions against clubs who fail to educate their fans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2022

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