Archive for the 'conspiracy' Category

Three Norfolk men jailed for £1m telecoms fraud – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for their part in a £1m telecoms fraud, said to be one of the biggest in Britain.”

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BBC News, 27th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

DPP asks power station protesters to appeal against trespass convictions – The Guardian

“The 20 protesters convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass after a demonstration at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station have been invited to appeal against their convictions by the director of public prosecutions.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Six people jailed in ‘severed thumb’ case – BBC News

“Six people involved in the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker from Hertfordshire have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jihadist who took BA job to plot terror attack from inside jailed for 30 years – The Guardian

“A disciple of an extremist Islamist cleric, who got a job at British Airways to plot terrorist attacks, has been jailed for 30 years.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder – The Guardian

“Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenagers jailed for running £16m internet crime forum – The Guardian

“Three teenagers who founded and operated one of the world’s largest English-language internet crime forums, described in court as ‘Crimebook’, have been sentenced to up to five years in custody.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lecturer jailed over fake sex drug plan – The Independent

“A university worker was jailed today for planning to flood the market with fake sex-enhancing drugs.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

RAF men jailed for smuggling cigarettes to North East – BBC News

“Three RAF servicemen who helped smuggle seven million cigarettes into Britain on military flights from the Middle East have been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Undercover police case: CPS to review convictions of environmental protesters – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution service (CPS) is to review the convictions of a group of environmental protesters sentenced for planning to shut down the UK’s second largest power station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station activists sentenced – BBC News

“Two activists who planned to shut down a power station in Nottinghamshire have been given community orders.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gloucestershire scam builders guilty of £1m fraud – BBC News

“A gang of Gloucestershire builders has been convicted of scamming householders out of a combined total of nearly £1m.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Activists challenge convictions in wake of police spy revelations – The Guardian

“Twenty environmental activists are seeking to overturn recent criminal convictions in the wake of the Guardian’s revelations about a network of undercover police officers embedded deep in the movement.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ratcliffe activists found guilty of coal station plot – The Guardian

“Campaigners who planned to shut down coal-fired power station convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rogue traders sentenced over East Midlands £1.5m fraud – BBC News

“A gang of rogue builders who conned hundreds across the East Midlands with substandard work have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawyer jailed over immigration scam – UK Border Agency

“A former barrister has today been jailed for 8 1/2 years for his role in a massive immigration scam which netted millions of pounds. 36-year-old Syed Ahmed of Havelock Terrace, Sunderland was among 5 people involved in running a bogus college and corrupt immigration advisory firm in London. They were all arrested after an investigation by our London immigration crime team.”

Full story

UK Border Agency, 25th October 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cottingham Lazaat hotel raid: armed teenagers jailed – BBC News

“Four teenagers have been jailed after an armed raid at an East Yorkshire hotel left a night porter ‘terrified.’ ”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shoplifter wins case over ‘disproportionate detention’ – The Independent

“A shoplifter with ‘a bad criminal record for offences of theft’ has won the right to damages against the Home Secretary under human rights laws.”

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The Independent, 1st October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Seven jailed over sham marriages scam – The Independent

“Seven members of a gang who organised sham weddings for illegal immigrants were jailed today (28 September).”

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The Independent, 28th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former Essex cricketer charged with fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service Central Fraud Group has authorised a charge of conspiracy to defraud against former Essex County cricketer Mervyn Westfield.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 16th September 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Million pound identity fraud trio jailed – BBC News

“Three people who made more than £1m by fraudulently obtaining benefits, credit and store cards in a long-running identity scam have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex trafficking gang offered to sell young virgins to wealthy Arabs – The Guardian

“An Iranian gang who tried to sell young female virgins to wealthy Arabs charging up to £150,000 a girl, was jailed for sex trafficking and prostitution today.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Rogue traders’ jailed for conning elderly victims – BBC News

“Five men have been jailed after conning elderly householders into paying thousands for unnecessary work.”

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BBC  News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pair jailed for life for murder of pub landlord – The Independent

“Two men were jailed for life today for killing a pub landlord shot dead after a ‘trivial’ row over a laser pen shone at a car, police said.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Three found guilty over sham marriage scam – UK Border Agency

“Three men, including a vicar, have today been found guilty of being behind a massive scam to organise hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 29th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Footballer Gavin Grant jailed for life for gun murder – The Guardian

“A footballer began life imprisonment today for his part in a wave of ‘tit-for-tat’ shootings on the Stonebridge Park estate in north-west London, where ‘the law of the jungle’ had held sway, a court heard.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bristol drug gang jailed after covert police operation – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed for their part in a drugs network which police said allowed them to live a life of luxury hotels and fast cars.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Would-be suicide bombers jailed for life – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for life for plotting to murder as suicide bombers.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Crime gang’ jailed for high value car thefts – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed after admitting stealing to order top-of-the range cars with a total value estimated at £317,000.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Lawyer cleared of Ritz hotel £250m sale fraud – BBC News

“A solicitor has been cleared of trying to fraudulently sell the Ritz hotel in central London for £250m.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jury clears activists who broke into Brighton arms factory – The Guardian

“Five activists who caused £180,000 damage to an arms factory were acquitted after they argued they were seeking to prevent Israeli war crimes.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v George and others – WLR Daily

Regina v George and others [2010] EWCA Crim 1148; [2010] WLR (D) 147

“Where a statute imposed criminal liability on an individual who dishonestly agreed with one or more other people to do a prohibited act, the intention and purpose was to criminalise that individual, regardless of whether those other persons were also dishonest.”

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WLR Daily, 14th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Activists plead lawful excuse for causing damage at arms factory – The Guardian

“Activists claim they were legally justified in causing £180,000 damage to an arms factory as they were seeking to stop what they believed were Israeli war crimes in Gaza, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Men guilty of ‘web affair’ revenge acid attack – BBC News

“Three people have been found guilty of attacking a man in London by dousing him with acid in revenge for an alleged online affair with a married woman.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nine face trial for biggest UK jewellery robbery – The Independent

“Nine men, including one from Dorset, are due to go on trial accused of taking part in Britain’s biggest jewellery robbery in central London.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

Source:www.independent.co.uk

Man given 20 years for Matalan shop manager murder – BBC News

“A 19-year-old man who was found guilty of murdering a Matalan shop manager has been sentenced to life with a minimum 20-year term.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former detective jailed for 22 years over £200m cocaine-smuggling plot – Daily Telegraph

“A former detective who was ‘pivotal’ to the success of a £200 million cocaine-smuggling plot was jailed for 22 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman faces jail over ‘dangerous conspiracy’ – The Independent

“An experienced but corrupt police officer faces jail today after being convicted of being at the centre of an ‘extremely dangerous conspiracy’. ”

Full story

The Independent, 12th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Fraud gang who stole identity of dead child jailed – BBC News

“Two men and a woman who stole the identity of a dead child as part of a multiple fraud have been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ruthless ‘inseparable trio’ jailed for life – The Independent

“An ‘inseparable trio of hardcore criminal gang members’ who stole more than £1 million from a Securitas van and conspired to murder a 40-year-old man were jailed for life today.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Last of heroin ring are sentenced – BBC News

“The last seven members of a drugs gang who conspired to transport heroin with a street value of £700,000 into south Wales have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple jailed for multi-million prostitution ring – The Independent

“A couple who ran a multi-million-pound prostitution ring of trafficked young women and girls were behind bars today.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions – The Independent

“A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Free music site creator cleared in fraud case – The Independent

“A man accused of running one of the world’s largest music sharing websites was today acquitted of conspiracy to defraud.”

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The Independent, 15th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Men cleared of rape after online chat on group sex revealed – Daily Telegraph

“A rape case against five men collapsed after a court heard that the female victim had spoken online about taking part in group sex.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Men jailed over £33m Kent heroin deal – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for their involvement in a £33m drug deal, after the UK’s largest ever heroin seizure.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS software saga will see former directors in court – BBC News

The City regulator has started criminal proceedings against four former directors of UK-based healthcare software company iSoft.

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BBC News, 6th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bomb plot leader’s friend Adam Khatib sentenced to life in jail – The Times

“A Muslim man was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years today after being convicted of conspiracy to murder by plotting with Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the convicted ringleader of the foiled plan to blow up passenger jets.”

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The Times, 10th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Improving and clarifying the law on conspiracy and attempts to commit crimes – Law Commission

“On 10 December 2009 we published our report on Conspiracy and Attempts.  This report makes recommendations to reform the law governing the criminal liability of those who agree, or attempt, to commit offences.”

Full report

Law Commission, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Call to change ‘criminal conspiracy’ law – BBC News

“Senior lawyers say the law in England and Wales should be changed to make it easier to prove criminal conspiracy. The Law Commission says criminals can currently escape prosecution for conspiracy by claiming they did not know what they were doing was illegal.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Briton guilty of plotting ‘deadly terror attack’ – BBC News

“A British Muslim has been convicted of conspiring to murder civilians in a ‘deadly terrorist attack’.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bogus bride jailed for part in fake marriage scam – UK Border Agency

“A Jamaican woman who took part in a massive marriage scam in the West Midlands was today sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 23rd November 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


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