Archive for the 'fugitive offenders' Category

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bolton firebomb threat man bailed and on the run again – BBC News

“Prosecutors are under fire for not challenging the bail of a man who admitted witness intimidation only for him to go on the run for a second time.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Defendant in historic trial without jury goes on run from High Court – The Independent

“When the trial of a gang of suspected armed robbers started at the High Court last month it made legal history as the first British criminal case to take place without a jury in more than 400 years. Now the courtroom has lost another key feature: one of the defendants.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prison for runaway child abuser – BBC News

“A sex offender who fled to Brazil while facing a charge of assaulting a child has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy – Times Law Reports

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy

House of Lords

“Where a fugitive from Italy had been found guilty of an offence in his absence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, under Italian law, his trial had not been finally completed pending appeal and his extradition from the United Kingdom had been properly sought as an accused rather than a convicted person.”

The Times, 19th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date if publication.

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy – WLR Daily

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy [2008] UKHL 51; [2008] WLR (D) 274

Extradition of an Italian fugitive had been properly sought as an accused rather than a convicted person where he had been found guilty of an offence in his absence and sentenced to imprisonment but his trial was not under Italian law finally completed until the appeal process was concluded.”

WLR Daily, 1st August 2008

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.

Criminals walk free thanks to paperwork – Daily Telegraph

“A report has found that the paperwork obsession among police, probation officers and court officials lets criminals and suspects who go on the run stay out of the reach of justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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