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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Two firms face charges over death of man in UK detention centre – The Guardian

‘Two private firms will face criminal charges over the death of a man in a British immigration detention centre.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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DPP accuses judge of ‘victim-blaming’ in sex assault cases – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, judges, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has launched a public attack on a sitting judge, accusing him of “victim-blaming” and peddling “discredited rape myths”.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2017

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Hannah was petrified,’ say parents of student who killed herself during rape inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, mental health, news, rape, suicide, universities, victims by sally

‘Amanda and Paul Stubbs give first interview after prosecutors drop charges against daughter’s fellow student.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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Vicar jailed after dying abuse victim gives evidence through eye-tracking software – The Independent

‘A retired vicar who abused a choirboy more than 35 years ago has been jailed for four years after his victim gave evidence through eye-tracking technology that translated his blinks into words.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2017

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS – BBC News

‘A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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First case dropped since forensic science blunders as CPS says it cannot proceed against drug driver following intervention from ‘Mr Loophole’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, drug offences, evidence, forensic science, news by sally

‘The first case linked to allegations of a forensic science blunder has been dropped after the CPS said it cannot proceed against a drug driver.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2017

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Hunting enthusiasts accuse CPS of ‘caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, Crown Prosecution Service, hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners after a second huntsman was cleared of assaulting a female protester in a matter of months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2017

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Rogue forensic workers feared to have doctored the results of 500 lab tests – throwing hundreds of court cases into doubt – Daily Telegraph

‘Almost 500 criminal investigations are being reviewed after test results at a forensics lab were allegedly tampered with by two “rogue” scientists.’

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Daily Telegraph, February 2017

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Ministers put RSPCA on ‘probation’ for two years over prosecutions policy – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers have put the RSPCA on “probation” for the next two years over its controversial prosecutions policy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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Former teacher at boys’ school convicted of indecent assaults – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former master at a prestigious private school has been found guilty of indecently assaulting pupils he taught, over more than a decade.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th February 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk