Men jailed over huge £100m tax fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Five men have been jailed today (November 10) for their part in a £100m tax fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Appeal court throws out libel claim over CPS press release – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lay readers understand the special meaning of words used by lawyers, the Court of Appeal has said, dismissing a libel claim over a Crown Prosecution Service press release.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th October 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before – Crown Prosecution Service

‘More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today. The Crown Prosecution Service’s 10th Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) report outlines the huge increases in convictions for rape (48%) and other sexual offences (79%) that have been witnessed in the decade since the first VAWG report was published in 2007-08.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th October 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Fifth of CPS cases are alleged sex crimes or domestic abuse – The Guardian

‘Alleged sex crimes and domestic abuse offences now account for one in five cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

DPP – John Harris Memorial Lecture – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 20th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, mental health, news, terrorism by sally

‘Speech from Alison Saunders, DPP, on developments in technology and society, and addressing terrorism, fraud and mental health issues.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Song labelling gay couple ‘fairy’ and ‘fag’ is not homophobic, court rules – The Independent

‘A song labelling gay men as “fairies” and “fags” is not homophobic, a court has ruled.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

DPP – John Harris Memorial Lecture – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 8th, 2017 in criminal justice, Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, mental health, police, speeches by tracey

‘Speech from Alison Saunders, DPP, on developments in technology and society, and addressing terrorism, fraud and mental health issues.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

CPS to issue guidance on handling cases of abuse against men – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, gender, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Prosecutors are to be given additional legal advice on handling criminal cases in which men are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published its first public statement recognising the specific needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

CPS to crack down on social media hate crime, says Alison Saunders – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Senior Crown Prosecutor jailed for expenses fraud committed in bid to help indebted son – Legal Futures

‘A Senior Crown Prosecutor who put in £5,800 worth of false travel expenses to help pay off his son’s university debt has been jailed for six months.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

DPP raps ‘inaccurate’ press reports of rape prosecutions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 15th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, media, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The director of public prosecutions has today condemned ‘inaccurate’ media coverage of the Crown Prosecution Service’s approach to rape cases, stressing that prosecutions and convictions have significantly increased.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th August 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

People who carry out ‘life-changing’ acid attacks face life sentences – The Guardian

‘Criminals caught with acid can expect to receive the same prison sentences as those convicted of carrying a knife, according to new judicial guidelines that have come into effect.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

CPS considers file on alleged £1m fraud at Police Federation – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘An alleged £1m fraud at the Police Federation has been referred to prosecutors.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

A driving conviction stopped me from becoming a barrister – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2017 in barristers, criminal records, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service signed up to give everyone a fair chance to apply for jobs, including those with criminal records – but it has a long way to go.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests – The Independent

‘Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime. New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman convicted of making false rape claims against innocent men – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who invented a series of false rape and sexual assault allegations against innocent men has been convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th July 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

I have prosecuted terrorists – and know human rights laws make us safer by Keir Starmer – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, human rights, news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘The prime minister’s kneejerk proposal to rip up laws to fight the growing terrorist threat is a dangerous distraction.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Home Office scraps ‘insufficient evidence’ notification – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Suspects in criminal investigations will no longer be told by police they do not face any charges because of “insufficient evidence” the government has announced. It was responding to concerns that the phrase would cause an individual’s innocence to be questioned by the public and the media.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st April 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Con man convicted of wine fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, press releases by tracey

‘A con man who tricked his girlfriend and others out of £100,000 by pretending he was a successful international businessman has been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk