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

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Bermuda theft: Accountant faces losing pension for £1.7m theft – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2022 in accountants, Bermuda, fraud, news, pensions, proceeds of crime, theft by tracey

‘An accountant who stole £1.7m from the Bermudan government is facing losing his pension as attempts to claw back money he took continue.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2022

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Post Office scandal inquiry to put conduct of lawyers under spotlight – Legal Futures

‘The lead counsel to the Post Office Horizon Inquiry last week made clear that the role of lawyers, “some of them senior”, will be put under scrutiny in the coming months.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2022

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Heysham explosion: Man jailed for killing boy, 2, in gas blast – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2022 in criminal damage, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who cut a gas pipe to sell for scrap, causing a blast in which a two-year-old boy died, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2022

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Post Office inquiry chair urges higher legal fees for compensation advice – Legal Futures

‘It is “essential” that sub-postmasters claiming on one of the compensation schemes following the Horizon scandal can recover their legal costs, the chair of the Post Office scandal enquiry said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

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England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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New Judgment: R v Luckhurst [2020] UKSC 23 – UKSC Blog

‘This case concerns whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) permits a variation to a restraint order to cover reasonable legal expenses in respect of civil proceedings founded on the same or similar allegations or facts as those giving rise to the making of the restraint order.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th July 2022

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Post Office IT scandal victims may be disqualified from compensation scheme – The Guardian

‘Scores of post office operators wrongly accused of embezzlement by the Post Office due to faulty accounting software, may be disqualified from a dedicated compensation scheme.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2022

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Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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Man jailed for 13 years for raping woman he met in Kingston nightclub – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed for 13 years after he filmed himself raping a woman he met at a nightclub.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2022

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UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

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Falsely convicted postal workers must be ‘fully compensated’, says committee – The Guardian

‘The Post Office and the government need to speed up compensation payments to workers who were victims of the Horizon IT scandal, according to a report by an influential group of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2022

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Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail – The Guardian

‘Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2022

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Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Secamb paramedics stole medication from dying patients – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2022 in medicines, news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two paramedics have been jailed for stealing medication from terminally ill patients.’

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BBC News, 112th January 2022

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Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Salford police chase: Banned driver jailed for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2022 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A banned driver who sped at up to 100mph (161km/h) in a stolen car while being pursued by police has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2022

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Post Office scandal: Government to foot bill for postmasters’ compensation – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, false accounting, miscarriage of justice, news, postal service, theft by tracey

‘The government has agreed to foot the bill for the compensation of former Post Office workers who were falsely convicted of theft in the long-running Horizon saga.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2021

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Dog thieves to face five years in jail under new criminal offence – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in bills, dogs, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘People who steal dogs could face up to five years in jail if convicted of a new criminal offence being planned by the government.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2021

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