Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sentence Update: Former Premier League star jailed for £15 million investment fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, imprisonment, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Premier League star has been jailed today (12 January 2023) for defrauding friends, family members and associates out of £15 million.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Children classed as domestic abuse victims under new guidance – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Children affected by domestic abuse will be automatically treated as victims regardless of whether they were present during violent incidents, the CPS announced today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th December 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Children growing up in households with domestic abuse to be recognised as victims – The Independent

‘Children who grow up amid domestic abuse will be treated as victims and given specialist support even if they were not present during violent attacks.’

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The Independent, 5th December 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football fan guilty of abusing England boss Southgate in email – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, electronic mail, news, racism, sport by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of sending racist messages to England football manager Gareth Southgate.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Road haulage operators convicted of involvement in an over £100m money laundering scam – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Six defendants including a senior manager and two drivers of a road haulage business have been found guilty on Friday 18 November 2022 of running a large-scale money laundering operation involving in excess of £100 million in cash.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Gang leader avoids an extra seven years in prison by paying back the proceeds of his part in a dirty cash laundering operation – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A well-known criminal gang leader has avoided another seven years being added onto his seven-year prison sentence after paying back £1,243,270.75, of his ill-gotten gains from a money laundering operation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Online predator jailed for sexually abusing girls as young as 12 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An online predator who forced young girls to sign a sexual contract with him has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Fraudster sentenced for scam to deprive SKY TV of potentially over £13m revenue – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Halton Mark Anthony Powell, 44, has been sentenced to two years and four-and-a-half months after pleading guilty to supplying articles for use in a fraud at Southwark Crown Court on 11 November 2022.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th November 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A high-value serial romance fraudster has been found guilty today (3 November 2022) of duping victims out of just over £324,000 in an investment scam.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd November 2033

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Almost 75,000 defendants awaiting crown court trial, says head of CPS – The Guardian

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has warned that cutting its budget would have a “catastrophic” impact on the backlog in the crown courts, as he revealed that almost 75,000 defendants were awaiting trial at the end of last month.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

National blueprint for prosecuting rape takes a step closer with refreshed joint work pledge – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A blueprint for prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences has taken a significant step forward today – as new data reveals charge rates for rape have increased to 72.8%.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th October 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

DPA breach at “lowest end of spectrum”: High Court awards £250 – Panopticon

‘Just about anyone who works in data protection will probably have asked, or have been asked: what do courts tend to award claimants who suffer data breaches? They will probably also be used to an answer along the lines that “it’s quite difficult to say; there isn’t very much case law”. Last week’s judgment of Knowles J in Driver v Crown Prosecution Service [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB) is a helpful contribution to this limited line of authority.’

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Panopticon, 17th October 2022

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60 violent and sexual offence cases wrongfully dropped in past year, BBC discovers – BBC News

‘Violent and sexual crimes are among cases wrongfully dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in the past year.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2022

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Woman to sue CPS after rape case dropped over sexsomnia claims – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2022 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, sleepwalking by sally

‘A woman is suing the Crown Prosecution Service after it admitted her rape case should not have been dropped because of claims she had an episode of a rare sleep condition called sexsomnia.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2022

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‘Claims I had sexsomnia destroyed my rape case’ – BBC News

‘Jade McCrossen-Nethercott’s rape case was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) because of claims she had an episode of a rare sleep condition called “sexsomnia”. As a result, the CPS no longer believed they could secure a conviction. But Jade challenged the decision and spent months reinvestigating.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2022

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CPS brings case against judges bailing defendants – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions is bringing a High Court challenge against judges’ refusal to detain defendants for longer ahead of trial amid record-high backlogs and legal strikes.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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Delays leave man facing four years in Leicester jail without trial – The Guardian

‘A man has been told he will have to spend at least four years and three months in jail without trial as a result of Covid, barrister strikes and a malfunctioning courtroom.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘DPP Max Hill’s speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ryan Giggs trial: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts – BBC News

‘The jury in the trial of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on any of the charges.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk