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Already-published information ensures anonymity for privacy case subject, rules court – OUT-LAW.com

“The identity of a person at the centre of an alleged photograph and video blackmail attempt can stay anonymous, the High Court has ruled. Anonymity is required because some information about the case is already in the public domain, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th January 2011

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Animal rights activists jailed for terrorising suppliers to Huntingdon Life Sciences – The Guardian

“Five animal rights activists who waged a relentless campaign of “violence and terror” against companies and individuals linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences were jailed today.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Arsonist’s £445,000 payback to Worcestershire victims – BBC News

“A criminal who terrorised the elderly residents of a mobile home park must pay his victims £445,000.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2010

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Teenager’s torturers jailed for 40 years – The Independent

“A gang who kidnapped and tortured a 16-year-old boy have been jailed for 40 years, it was confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 11th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High Court orders disclosure of Wikipedia user’s IP address in blackmail case – OUT-LAW.com

“The High Court has ordered the publishers of the Wikipedia user-generated encyclopaedia to reveal information which could identify a contributor in a blackmail case involving an unnamed famous businesswoman.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd December 2009

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Man jailed over fake bomb in bank – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for five years for leaving a fake bomb in a bank in Gloucester with a note to the manager saying: ‘Many lives are in your hands’.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2009

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Abuse victim jailed for blackmail – BBC News

“A sex abuse victim has been jailed for six years for blackmailing the man who abused him.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2009

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Loan shark convicted of blackmail – BBC News

“A loan shark who left customers fearing for their lives has been found guilty of blackmail.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

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Woman jailed for Muslim blackmail – BBC News

“A blackmailer who threatened to expose her Muslim friend as a terrorist sympathiser has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

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Animal rights campaigners jailed – BBC News

“Seven animal rights activists who blackmailed companies linked to an animal testing laboratory have been jailed for between four and 11 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pc jailed over blackmail attempts – BBC News

“A former Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison for blackmailing 11 sex offenders and suspected criminals.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2008

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Judge bans ‘evil’ letter writer – BBC News

“A 52-year-old man who sent poison pen letters to 17 villagers has been given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2008

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Sacked estate agent jailed for torture of former boss – The Times

“An estate agent who kidnapped her former employer and had him tortured for seven hours in revenge for being sacked was jailed for ten years yesterday.”

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The Times, 24th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judges in sex video case go unpunished – The Guardian

“Two immigration judges whose Brazilian cleaner was tried for stealing sex videos have escaped disciplinary action.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Two men guilty of blackmailing royal – The Guardian

“Two men were today jailed for five years each after being found guilty of attempting to blackmail a member of the royal family over gay sex allegations.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blackmailing designer avoids jail – BBC News

“A man who tried to extort money from three US car designers and accused them of illegally developing his creations has been given a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2008

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Royal ‘blackmail victim’ will not appear in court – Daily Telegraph

“The member of the Royal Family at the centre of an alleged £50,000 blackmail plot will not have to enter the witness box.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2008

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Prosecutors seek secret royal blackmail trial – Daily Telegraph

“Two men accused of targeting a member of the Royal Family in an alleged gay sex and drugs blackmail plot may be tried behind closed doors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2008

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Tesco bomb blackmailer jailed – The Independent

“A former tax inspector was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for a string of bomb hoaxes against Britain’s biggest supermarket chain.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Longer jail term for blackmailer – BBC News

“An animal rights extremist who waged a five-year blackmail campaign against companies and individuals has had her jail sentence increased.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge in sex blackmail case gets third pay rise – Daily Telegraph

“An immigration judge who had an affair with his illegally employed Brazilian cleaner has been paid more than £100,000 since he stood down from his job.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bail hearing held in private to protect the victim – The Times

“A bail hearing this week involving one of two men alleged to be involved in a gay sex-and-drugs blackmail plot will be held in private — against the principle of open justice in the courts.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cleaner cleared of blackmailing judge in sex video case – The Independent

“The Brazilian cleaner Roselane Driza walked free from court today after charges that she stole two sexy videos from a male judge and blackmailed a female judge were dropped.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Retrial in judge blackmail case – BBC News

“A cleaner faces a retrial over claims she blackmailed a female judge and stole sex videos from a male judge.” 

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BBC News, 20th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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