‘Utterly dishonest’ Axiom fund solicitor jailed for fraud – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 12th, 2022 in company directors, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, solicitors by tracey

‘Astruck-off solicitor who dishonestly funnelled nearly £20m of investors’ money from a legal financing fund into his own pocket to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 14 years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th August 2022

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Consultation: Revisions to sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences – Family Law

‘The Sentencing Council is consulting on updated sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of child cruelty offences, including causing or allowing death or serious injury, or neglect in England and Wales.’

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Family Law, 11th August 2022

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Eileen Barrott death: Life sentence for husband who killed wife – BBC News

‘A man who killed his wife in a “final act of control” and then went on the run has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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‘Controlling’ Leeds man who killed wife jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

‘A “coercive and controlling” husband who murdered his wife when he realised she was trying to break free from what was a toxic relationship has been jailed for at least 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2022

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Draft sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences published – Sentencing Council

Posted August 4th, 2022 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Council is consulting on updated sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of child cruelty offences in England and Wales.’

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Sentencing Council, 4th August 2022

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Manchester student money launderer given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in money laundering, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A student who reported himself to police as a suspicious train passenger while carrying more than £250,000 in a suitcase has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Craig Mulligan won’t get sentence increased – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who helped murder five-year-old Logan Mwangi before dumping his body in a river will not have his sentence increased.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas dealer caught with 25,000 cylinders jailed Published 13 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in drug offences, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than two years after he was caught with more than 25,000 cannisters of laughing gas, police said.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2022

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Man jailed in a £104million money laundering scam of transporting illegal cash to Dubai – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A money launderer who arranged to transport £104million in illegally obtained cash to Dubai has been jailed today (28 July).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th July 2022

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Whole-life orders only for ‘exceptionally serious cases’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Whole-life orders should be imposed only in ‘the few exceptionally serious cases’ where a minimum term is not appropriate, the Court of Appeal ruled today in the cases of five killers – including Wayne Couzens, the former Metropolitan Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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Solemn sentencing is no circus as cameras enter English courts – The Guardian

‘Almost 100 years after a ban on cameras in criminal courts was enshrined in law, the first broadcast from an English crown court went out on Thursday and is likely to have left many viewers asking: “Why has it taken so long?”’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Crown court sentencing remarks to be televised for first time – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2022 in Crown Court, media, news, reporting restrictions, sentencing by sally

‘The Old Bailey will be opened up to cameras on Thursday as sentencing remarks from a crown court case in England and Wales are broadcast for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2022

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Teen Snapchat hacker jailed after threatening to post nudes to make cash – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2022 in blackmail, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenage hacker has been jailed after threatening to post nudes stolen from women’s Snapchat accounts to make money, police have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2022

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Man who stabbed girlfriend 29 times in Gateshead jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2022 in attempted murder, domestic violence, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who stabbed his partner 29 times and left her locked in their house in a pool of blood has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Agnes Akom: Man, 64, jailed for power tool murder of young woman – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2022 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a young woman with a power tool inside a converted shipping container and buried her in a north London park has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2022

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Women offenders still being jailed despite pledge to cut prisoner numbers, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in imprisonment, news, reports, select committees, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Ministers have made little progress developing alternatives to custodial sentences for women, MPs have concluded, amid official predictions that the female prison population may rise by a third in the next three years.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Police officer who filmed woman getting changed in Primark avoids prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2022

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Record numbers of sexual offences reported in London – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in London, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A record number of reported rapes and sexual assaults in London will push the court system to “breaking point”, a victims commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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