(OKLAHOMA) Justice Dept Court Report: ICE/HSI Dallas collaboration with federal, state and city law enforcement agencies lead to dismantlement of large-scale retail theft ring #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.20: According to the federal indictment and the state of Tulsa’s probable cause affidavit, defendant Linda Been led a criminal enterprise of “Boosters” netting more than $4.5 million from the sale of stolen merchandise and over-the-counter products to fencing organizations outside of Oklahoma.

The “Fences” then sold the stolen products through e-commerce sites, like eBay and Amazon.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Twenty-nine members of a large-scale theft ring operating from northeastern Oklahoma were charged by federal and state prosecutors for their roles in an organization whose operations crossed state lines, resulting in more than $10 million in losses to retailers, announced acting Special Agent in Charge Christopher Miller, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas, U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson of the Northern District Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor.

” These federal indictments are a result of the tremendous work and collaboration accomplished by our trusted law enforcement partners, said Miller. “It does not matter where these criminal networks operate and sell their illegally acquired goods. We will work without end to ensure those involved are investigated and brought to justice.”

Been and her team of boosters allegedly stole products from retailers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Colorado. Been would pay boosters’ expenses when they traveled outside Tulsa. She would further pay boosters’ bond when arrested so they could continue their illicit activity. Boosters would then deliver the goods to predetermined locations in Tulsa, Sand Springs, and Cleveland, Oklahoma. The stolen goods were either bulk shipped to other regional fencing operations in the eastern United States or sold online to individual purchasers both domestically and internationally.

“Organized retail crime is costly to the economic well-being of our communities. This alleged retail theft ring is estimated to have caused retailers more than $10 million in losses,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “A joint team of investigators have worked meticulously over the past several years to connect the evidence and bring this case forward for prosecution. I am thankful for their professionalism and persistence.”

Financial payments for the stolen products were often made through PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App, and some payments were made with drugs. Stores targeted in the theft of goods included Reasor’s, Sprouts, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Walgreens, CVS, GNC and others.

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’ Conner said, “These are serious crimes. Organized crime is on the rise nationwide, and my office is committed to holding criminals accountable for their actions. I want to thank the state, local, and federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors for their work and partnership in this case.”

Other law enforcement agencies supporting the investigation included the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department, the Tulsa City Police Department, and HSI Task Force Officers from the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.

The investigation into the retail theft ring began in 2019 when an organized crime investigator from a pharmacy retailer shared information with law enforcement about bulk thefts at their Tulsa area locations. The investigation is ongoing. In some cases, the defendants are being charged by both state and federal statutes.

Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Richard M. Cella and Reagan V. Reininger are prosecuting the case on behalf of the federal government. Senior Deputy Attorney General Joy Thorp and Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Dane Towery are prosecuting the case on behalf of the state of Oklahoma.

A “booster” is a person who steals goods and merchandise, specifically, but not limited to OTC from retail stores.
A “fence” or “fencing operation” is a person, organization or entity that purchases or receives stolen goods and merchandise from boosters. The fence or fencing operation then re-sells the stolen goods and merchandise to third parties.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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(BIRMINGHAM, UK) Wolverhampton Crown Court Report: A Wolverhampton rapist has been jailed for 24yrs after subjecting two young girls to years of sexual abuse #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: The 37-year-old, from Swindon in Wiltshire, had been living in Wolverhampton when he began his abuse of the first girl by sexual touching, before raping her. The abuse continued for several years until the girl found the courage to report what was happening to her.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Joseph Smith used his position of trust to prey on the girls from a young age for more than four years until his arrest in June 2019.

Joseph Smith

18th January 2022

COURT CASE NOTES:

When detectives from our Public Protection Unit began their investigation, it emerged that Smith had also abused a second girl by sexually assaulting her.

Smith denied the charged and forced both survivors to endure a two week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court which ended on 24 November 2021 when the jury found him guilty of nine counts of sexual assault and nine counts of rape.

On Thursday (13 Jan) Smith was sentenced to 24 years in prison and will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Detective Constable Kerry Bromhall said:

Smith subjected the girls to years of physical abuse, not to mention the psychological torment that such abuse often leaves behind.

“I commend these young girls for their bravery, firstly in coming forward to report what happened to them, but also in continually reliving their experience through a lengthy investigation, hampered by Covid, and giving evidence at trial.

“I truly hope this sentence gives them the closure they need and the knowledge that Smith is no longer able to do this to anyone else.”

If you have been subjected to sexual abuse, no matter how long ago, we have specialist officers to help you. We work with a range of agencies who can offer advice and support.

To find out more visit: Sexual Assault | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Court Report: Operation Valiant: A man from Gorton has been jailed after attacking a man for his casino winnings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: This sentencing comes as part of The City of Manchester’s Operation Valiant – a dedicated operation set up by Greater Manchester Police to reduce the number of personal robberies across Manchester and keep the community and their belongings safe.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Abdiqani Jama (18/06/92) of Jetson Street was yesterday (Monday 17 January 2022) sentenced to six years and six months in prison after being found guilty of Robbery.

In the early hours of the morning on 22 May 2021, the victim, a 44-year-old man, won £2000 in a casino in Manchester City Centre

After cashing out his winnings, he left the gaming floor and as he walked up the stairs to exit the casino, Jama approached him and put his hand on his shoulder. The victim told Jama to get off of him and he left the casino.

As the victim was walking down Portland Street, Jama approached him a second time and pushed him in the back before pulling him down to the ground and attacking him. He punched and head-butted the victim multiple times in a seven minute ordeal causing his left eye to close with the swelling.

During the attack, Jama reached into the victim’s pocket and took the £2000 before making off.

PC Ross Smith, of GMP’s Operation Valiant Team, said:

” Jama is a dangerous and greedy individual who thought he was above the law when he attacked and robbed his victim.

“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that this type of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.”

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A man has been further jailed for historical sex offences against young boys following an investigation by specialist detectives #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: He was sentenced at the same court on Monday, 17 January to five years’ imprisonment. This is to run consecutively with a sentence of 13 years’ imprisonment that he is currently serving.

#AceDailyNews Court Report Convicted #paedophile given further jail sentence for historical sex offences carried out by Leslie Paul, 70 (09.05.51), of HMP Thameside, had been found guilty in September 2021 at Inner London Crown Court of nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of indecency with a child and one count of buggery without consent against two boys who were aged 13 and 14 at the time.

Convicted paedophile given further jail sentence for historical sex offences

18 January 2022 07:00

The offences took place between 1981 and 1982 at South Vale Assessment Home, where Paul was employed as a care worker, and at other undisclosed locations in London.

Paul would exploit his position to abuse the boys.

One of the victims came forward to police in 2016. An investigation was launched by detectives specialising in historic allegations and the further victim was identified.

Paul was charged on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

Paul had already been sentenced in January 2016 to 13 year’s imprisonment for historic offences against young boys and is subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Lisa Main, the investigating officer from Central Specialist Crime, said:

” The two victims who contacted us are now men and have been carrying the trauma of what happened to them for an incredibly long time.

“They were young, in care and vulnerable, and they were preyed upon by Paul. He ruthlessly used and abused the trust placed in his position as a care worker in the most disgusting, evil and calculated way. He behaved as if he thought he could get away with it.

“I commend and thank these two survivors for coming forward to report to us what happened to them. They have supported us steadfastly throughout our investigation and through the judicial process. I hope the knowledge that no other victims will suffer at Paul’s hands will go some small way to bringing them some peace of mind as they look to the next chapters of their lives.

“If you have been the victim of a historic sexual offence, I urge you to report it to us. Any discussion will be in the strictest of confidence, we will listen to you, and we will do everything in our power to bring any offenders to justice.”

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(LONDON) Snaresbrook Crown Court Report: A man has been jailed after being convicted of multiple sexual offences against the same woman #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: In November 2021, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Akpoveta was found guilty of four counts of rape, three counts of assault by penetration, three counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without their consent. This was along with three counts of assault by beating at a previous trial in October 2020.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Charles Akpoveta, 33 (27.06.88), a delivery driver living in Luton, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 17 January to a total of 17 years’ imprisonment.

Man who raped woman four times jailed

18 January 2022 06:00

Detective Constable Matthew Cooksey, investigating, said:

First and foremost, I would like to commend the victim of these attacks for her bravery and determination throughout the investigation, in particular dealing with two cross examinations across two trials and her unwavering commitment to working with detectives throughout. Her strength of character is inspiring.

“Throughout our investigation, Akpoveta paraded as a man who had been wrongly accused, claiming that everything which he subjected the victim to was consensual. This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

“I hope that today’s result will give the victim some respite, and also demonstrate the Met’s determination in ending violence against women and girls and bringing predatory offenders to justice.”

On 29 February 2020, Akpoveta travelled from Luton to London to meet with a 28-year-old woman he had made contact with via a social media app.

They went to her flat in Tower Hamlets where they had consensual sex. Afterwards, Akpoveta’s mood changed and he spat in her face.

The woman asked him to leave but he refused to do so, locking and chaining her front door. Over the next two to three hours, Akpoveta carried out a number of assaults on the woman. These included beating, biting, strangling and urinating on her.

During the course of the night, the woman was able to phone police. Officers attended and arrested Akpoveta. He was taken to an east London police station and subsequently charged with multiple offences.

If you have been a victim of a sexual assault and need advice, please visit our website which also contains details of a number of charities and support groups.

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: A romance fraudster who conned several women out of thousands of pounds and targeted hundreds more has been jailed for 28 months, following a NCA investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: He invented a story claiming to be broke after paying for the funerals of a number of people who had died in a machinery accident: The victim made nine transfers, totalling £9,500, into various accounts held under fake identities, with the money eventually making its way into a personal account held by Aigbonohan.

#AceDailyNews NCA Crown Court Report: Serial romance fraudster jailed after conning women out of nearly £20,000: Osagie Aigbonohan, 41, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, used a number of aliases to contact several women online through dating and social media sites. Of those identified, investigators believe he conned them out of a total of £20,000 and in one case cheated a woman out of nearly £10,000.

Osagie Aigbonohan custody image

Using the name ‘Tony Eden’, Aigbonohan struck up a ten-month relationship with one victim last year via a dating site and persuaded her to lend him money to hire drilling equipment for his overseas business.

Data from Aigbonohan’s phone showed that he also received money from at least eight other victims and had been in contact with over 670 people in total.

One of the women targeted was terminally ill, with Aigbonohan continuing to pursue her even after she had passed away.

Officers from the NCA arrested Aigbonohan in July 2021. He was carrying a false driver’s license at the time and was in the UK illegally, having overstayed his visa from two years ago.

Records showed that despite living in Abbey Wood, London, he’d spent victims’ money in locations across London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Today [14 January] at Southwark Crown Court he was sentenced to 28 months after pleading guilty to charges relating to fraud and money laundering.

Dominic Mugan, NCA Operations Manager, Complex Finance Team said:

“Aigbonohan had no regard for these women. He went to great lengths to gain their trust, fabricating stories to exploit them out of thousands.

“This is a typical pattern of romance fraudsters; they work to build rapport before making such requests. Romance fraud is a crime that affects victims emotionally and financially, and in some cases impacts their families.

“We want to encourage all those who think they’ve been a victim of romance fraud to not feel embarrassed or ashamed but rather report it.”

James Lewis of the CPS said:

Romance fraud is a particularly callous offence, involving exploitation of an individual’s emotional needs and caring qualities, to extract money from them. People should be particularly vigilant over the coming month as we head towards Valentine’s Day and more people seek a partner.

“Aigbonohan demonstrated a cynical disregard for his victims, grooming them with romantic promises before dishonestly persuading them to provide him with financial assistance.

“Thanks to the extensive and thorough investigatory work of the National Crime Agency and the support of the individual victims, the CPS has brought an end to Aigbonohan’s fraudulently activities. Hopefully, this case will serve to act as a deterrent to other romance fraudsters who prey on victims in the same way.”

The NCA advises anyone using dating websites to avoid giving away too many personal details when speaking online to someone you’ve never met in person, as it can lead to your identity being stolen. You should stay on the site’s messaging service until you meet in person; don’t be tempted to switch to other platforms that offer less protection. And most importantly, no matter how long you’ve been speaking to someone online and how much you trust them, if you haven’t met them in person do not send them any money.

If you think you have been a victim of fraud you should report it to ActionFraud.police.uk and follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, which offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help people spot scams and protect themselves against fraud.

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(LIVERPOOL, UK.) Crown Court Report: Wirral men jailed for sexual assault on woman in 2018 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: Officers have today, Friday 14th January, welcomed the sentencing of two men for sexually assaulting a woman following a night out in Liverpool.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Alex Stormont, now 23, of Woodchurch Road, Oxton, and Taylor Johnson, (top right), also 23, of Edgbaston Way, Bidston, both assaulted the woman at a hotel in Liverpool city centre in March 2018.

STORMONT JOHNSON.jpg

Following the assault their victim came forward to police immediately and the pair were arrested within days.

They both denied any wrongdoing, however evidence was recovered from their mobile phones and social media accounts of the planning of the incident and also of their views of women as sexual objects.

Both were found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court in December 2020 and both were jailed for three-and-a-half years.

They have also both been ordered to sign the sex offender register for life.

” Despite the overwhelming evidence both men chose to plead not guilty and put their victim through the ordeal of a trial. I am pleased that the jury saw through their lies and they were rightly convicted and have now been sentenced to jail terms.

Detective Constable Claire McDonald said:

“Due to Covid restrictions the case has proved to be long and drawn out and I would like to praise the victim who throughout this ordeal has shown great courage.

“I hope today’s sentencing will not only provide her with some comfort, but also encourage other victims to come forward and have the confidence in us as a police force to take reports seriously and ultimately to ensure offenders are put before the courts.

“If you have been the victim of any sexual assault, there is help and support available to you. Here at Merseyside Police we have specially trained officers who will listen to you and treat you with sensitivity and compassion. There are also a number of reliable and trusted organisations and charities who will support you from your initial report, right through the court process and beyond.

Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801. In an emergency, always call 999.

Merseyside Police, alongside three other forces, have also been part of a pilot project for a new service to report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences online – with the option to report anonymously.

The new online Rape and Sexual Assault reporting service is now live on the website here: Merseyside Police and enables people who do not require immediate police assistance to report the crime via their local force website.

For women who have felt or feel unsafe in public spaces the Home Office has set up a pilot service (StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk) for anyone to anonymously report public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused. Please note: ‘StreetSafe’ is not for reporting crime or incidents.

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A drug runner caught with a ball of heroin in his underwear at a busy station has been jailed for four years following a BTP investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: He was stopped by officers from BTP’s dedicated County Lines Taskforce: On 7 January 2022, a judge sentenced him to four years imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £190 victim surcharge.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Gary Morrison, 24, and of Brixton Hill, London, appeared at Inner London Crown Court on 21 December 2021 where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs of Class A status.

COURT CASE NOTES:

At just after midday on Monday 22 March 2021, Morrison was spotted by officers wandering around Euston railway station looking confused before dashing to a platform to board a train.

His behaviour led to him being stopped by officers who subsequently searched him under section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Morrison promptly pulled a small amount of cannabis from his underwear and a short while later pulled a golf ball sized wrap of heroin from the same location. Officers also found £390 in cash on his person.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and being in possession of Class B drugs and taken to police custody. As he was being escorted to custody, he remarked, “I was carrying it for someone else”.

Analysis of the 22-gram ball of drugs found in Morrison’s underwear revealed it was heroin, with an estimated street value of £3,000.

Detective Inspector Graham Moss said:

” Morrison’s shifty behaviour came to the attention of our eagle-eyed officers in plain clothes who followed their instincts and stopped him before he embarked on his journey

“Their work has resulted in a harmful Class A drugs out of circulation and a drug runner behind bars rethinking his criminal activity.

“Our County Lines Taskforce is devoted to making the railway a hostile environment for criminals to move drugs. We’re continually developing our intelligence picture to tackle this crime type, deploying across the network at a moment’s notice to pursue offenders.”

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(TENNESSEE) Davidson County Criminal Court Report: A 74-year-old woman spent 27 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit has been exonerated #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.17: On June 26, 1987, Joyce Watkins, now 74, and her boyfriend at the time, Charlie Dunn, went to pick up Watkins four-year-old great-niece, Brandi, in Kentucky, according to a report filed with the Davidson County Criminal Court.

#AceDailyNews says according to CNN News Report: Tennessee woman who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her great-niece and spent 27 years in prison, was exonerated this week.

The next morning Brandi was unresponsive, so Watkins took her to Nashville Memorial Hospital.

Brandi suffered from severe vaginal injury and head trauma. She was pronounced dead the following day, the report stated. The two were with Brandi for only nine hours, but the medical examiner, Dr. Gretel Harlan, concluded the injuries were sustained during that time.

A year later, in August 1988, Watkins and Dunn were convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated rape.The two spent 27 years behind bars before they were both granted parole in 2015.

Before his release, Dunn, unfortunately, passed away in jail.

Charlie Dunn was waiting for his parole hearing in 2015 when he suddenly passed away in jail.

Charlie Dunn was waiting for his parole hearing in 2015 when he suddenly passed away in jail.

Prior to Brandi being picked up by the couple, she was living at the home of Rose Williams, Brandi’s great-aunt. Brandi’s mother was in Georgia at the time.

Throughout that period, a Kentucky Department of Social Services worker visited the home after receiving a report Brandi had been abused.

Williams explained Brandi’s injuries Brandi were due to a playground mishap, and the investigation was closed.

Clearing her name

Now 35 years later, Watkins has been exonerated after she made it a point to clear her name. Dunn was also cleared of the crime and posthumously exonerated. His daughter, Jackie Dunn, was at the hearing on Wednesday. “I wish my daddy was here to witness this day,” she said. “He knew he was innocent, he knew he did not commit those crimes,” Dunn said to CNN affiliate WTVF.Watkins got help from the Tennessee Innocence Project and the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office.

“We got this case because she (Joyce) came to us,” Jason Gichner, senior legal counsel with the Tennessee Innocence Project told CNN. “She just showed up at the office and said, ‘Let me tell you my story. I need your help.’ “The report was filed on November 10, 2021, asking that the pair’s convictions be vacated.

Joyce Watkins spent 27 years in jail and was released on parole in 2015.

Joyce Watkins spent 27 years in jail and was released on parole in 2015.

The filing clarified Watkins noticed blood in Brandi’s underwear when they arrived home, only an hour and a half after the couple picked her up, with at least an hour of that time spent driving back to Nashville.

A report from Dr. Shipla Reddy was also included in the filing, who said Dr. Harlan’s “methodology for dating the head injury based upon a lack of histiocytic response in the brain tissue is not a legitimate method for dating pediatric head trauma.”

The ruling noted Harlan conceded the error in her methodology years after the trial.

“Joyce Watkins and Charlie Dunn are innocent,” District Attorney Glenn Funk told CNN, “We cannot give Ms. Watkins or Mr. Dunn their lost years but we can restore their dignity; we can restore their names. Their innocence demands it.” According to Sunny Eaton with the District Attorney’s Office, Watkins is the first black woman to ever be exonerated in the state and only the third woman in Tennessee history.

“Miss Watkins, this charge against you is dismissed,” Davidson County Criminal Court Judge, Angelita Blackshear Dalton, said Wednesday morning, according to WTVF.As far as Watkins or Dunn’s family getting compensated for their wasted time spent in jail, Gichner said he is unsure of what will happen down the road.In a comment to the media and CNN affiliate WZTV Watkins said, “I thank all the people for their prayers and helping me get out of this mess which has cost me half of my life for nothing, But I’ll get over it.”

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(CAMBRIDGE, U.K.) Crown Court of Appeal Report: A child abuser has had his sentence increased after it was referred by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.15: A Cambridgeshire child abuser has had his sentence increased after it was referred to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Sex abuser has sentence increased following ULS referral: The offender, who cannot be named for legal reasons, repeatedly abused a young child and attempted to cover up his actions in multiple ways, including forcing her to delete text messages he sent to her indicating intended sexual activity according to

On 21 October 2021, the offender was sentenced to 11 years and four months’ imprisonment, followed by 12 months on licence at Cambridge Crown Court.

Following the sentencing, the Solicitor General referred the offender’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.

On 14 January the Court of Appeal found his original sentence to be unduly lenient and increased it to 14 years’ imprisonment with a 12 month extended licence.

Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP said:

“This crime was sickening in every sense of the word. His actions have caused lasting severe psychological and physical harm to the victim. I hope the Court’s decision to increase his sentence can bring his victim some comfort.”

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(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Court Report: A motorcyclist who smuggled heroin into the UK in a void hidden in a top box on his bike has been jailed for more than five years after a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.15: When his motorbike was searched by Border Force officers, a hide was found in the top box on the back of his bike: Two brown taped packages were hidden inside with “TT” stamped on their surface: NCA investigators tested the packages and found them to contain heroin with an estimated street value of £100,000.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: Motorbike top box hid £100,000 of heroin: Ezekiel Rose, 40, from Pimlico, London, was stopped at the Channel Tunnel control zone in France on his return to the UK on 26 October 2021:

Individual in question facing forwards.

COURT CASE NOTES:

When questioned, Rose claimed he had been to northern Spain to take photographs and view a property: However, investigators established he had not been out of the UK for long enough to have been able to travel to Spain.

Rose claimed in interview that he believed the drugs were “just herbal”. He pleaded guilty to one count of importation of a controlled drug at Canterbury Crown Court on 28 October but claimed he believed the drug was cannabis: This was rejected by the Judge and he was sentenced to five years and two months in prison today.

Mark Howes, Branch Commander at the NCA, said:

” This was a crude attempt to bring class A drugs into the UK.

“Rose had created a backstory to try and fool investigators, packing photography and camping equipment above the hide which we believe was created specifically for smuggling.

“Heroin brings exploitation and violence to the streets and we work closely with partners to target smugglers at the border.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.15: 2022:

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(NOTTINGHAM, U.K) Crown Court Report: A man has been jailed for more than two years after he admitted illegally accessing a number of victims’ devices to spy on them and build a collection of indecent images of both children and adults #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.14: He was also identified as a customer of weleakinfo, an online market place selling stolen credentials, which was taken offline last year following an NCA-led investigation.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Cyber voyeur hacked computers to spy on victims: Robert Davies, 32, came to the attention of National Crime Agency investigators in 2019 after he purchased a number of cyber crime tools, including crypters and remote administration tools (RATs).

Davies was infecting his victims’ phones or computers with malicious software by disguising it with the crypters so their anti-virus protection would not detect it. He then used the RATs to gain remote access to their devices and steal any sexual images (mainly of females) they had stored on there.

On at least one occasion, he used his illegal access to spy on a teenage girl through her webcam, turning the encounter into a number of indecent images. Officers recovered this, along with a further 27 indecent images and videos of children, on his computer.

Davies was also using numerous fake online profiles to mask his identity and contact his victims on various messaging apps, in an attempt to build a relationship with them and attack their devices using links sent through the chats. There was evidence that he had been doing this over a number of years.

In total NCA officers identified and visited over 30 victims of Davies throughout the course of the investigation.

He was arrested three times between November 2019 and August 2021, each time being charged with further offences as officers analysed his devices and the true scale of his offending came to light.

On 2 September, Davies pleaded guilty to 24 Computer Misuse Act offences, voyeurism, three counts of possessing indecent images of children (IIOC), making IIOC and possessing extreme pornographic images.

He was sentenced today (11 January) at Nottingham Crown Court to 26 months in prison. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register, given a 10 year restraining order on five of the victims and a 10 year sexual harm prevention order.

” Davies had amassed what can only be described as a cyber criminal’s toolkit.

Andrew Shorrock, Operations Manager from the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit, said:

“Not only was he using these tools to break in to peoples’ devices, he was using them to spy on his unsuspecting victims and to steal naked images of them for his own sexual gratification.

“Even more disturbing is the fact that at least one of his victims was a teenager and we found a collection of images and videos of child sexual abuse on his computer.

“Increasing the barrier of entry into cyber crime by reducing the availability of, and accessibility to, off-the-shelf tools is a key focus for the NCA. We work with a range of partners to target both criminals and their infrastructure, to ultimately disrupt and deter this type of offending.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jan.14: 2022:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: An ‘extremist’ mosque leader gave a sermon at the end of prayers in which he encouraged terrorism by calling on the congregation to commit ‘jihad by sword’ and demonstrated with a stabbing motion, a court has heard #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: Abu Bakr Deghayes was caught on CCTV as he gave a 20-minute speech to a group of around 50 male worshippers at Brighton Mosque and Muslim Community Centre last November, the Old Bailey heard.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Brighton mosque leader, 53, said ‘Jihad is compulsory’, court hears: Abubaker Deghayes made a stabbing motion with his hands as he told his congregation that ‘Jihad was compulsory’, a court heard according to MailOnline

Abubaker Deghayes made a stabbing motion with his hands as he told his congregation that 'Jihad was compulsory', a court heard

The congregation included teenagers and young men in the 20s, as well as worshippers in their 30s and 40s, but several began fidgeting as the sermon went on, and others walked out.

Ben Lloyd, prosecuting, told the court that evening prayers had just finished on Sunday November 1, when Deghayes, 53, stood at the front of the mosque, with a book in his hand, to deliver the speech.

In footage played to the jury, he could be seen in socks, wearing a black top with the words ‘Free Palestine, resistance is existence.’

Mr Lloyd said: ‘The speech demonstrates the defendant to be an Islamic extremist.

‘He is someone who believes in the use of violence in the cause of Islam, or at the very least, he was reckless as to whether people would be encouraged.

Deghayes delivered the speech to his congregation at Brighton Mosque, jurors were told

What jury members heard Abu Bakr Deghayes told worshippers at Brighton Mosque and Muslim Community Centre in his sermon

In the sermon, Deghayes criticised Boris Johnson, saying: ‘We have a prime minister at the moment who has made a mockery of the niqab before becoming the prime minister and said this is like a letter box.’

Citing coronavirus, he added: ‘Look at the corona, now look how the world is in a mess, great mess. Where are these scientists? Where’s these armies? Where are the technology? Where are the laboratories?

‘Who’s more powerful than us? [That’s] what they’re saying, who’s more powerful than us? Look we have this, we have that, who’s power is more powerful than us?

‘Allah is more powerful than you! You idiots! You non-believers, idiots. Allah is more powerful than you! The non-believer going to work is an idiot, he is stupid, he can’t feed himself.’

Deghayes criticised moves to close mosques, to stop the spread of the virus, adding: ‘Faith, faith, faith, faith you know especially this period now. Now were going again they’re saying you know, close the mosques.

‘There’s no strength or power except with Allah. There were plagues in the community before there was cholera, millions died, never mosques were closed, ever ever.’

And speaking about religion, he added: ‘You know, today if you praise Islam, you’re strange among your own people, among your own family.

‘This guy is crazy man, you know they’re going to take him to Belmarsh [prison] very soon. Look what he’s doing, look, look! Don’t say this brother, don’t do that. Sit down.

‘Today you pass by, you see a person you know kicking the mosque and we pass, it’s not my business, it’s got nothing to do with me. Who is it to do with? It’s the house of Allah.

‘Why is it always him who’s doing this? Why are you angry? He has anger management problems. The community has forgotten its duty.’

‘It is not a speech given innocently or naively by the defendant.’

The prosecutor added: ‘The defendant was quite clear, he said jihad was compulsory or an obligation. 

‘He said, “jihad by fighting by sword”.

‘The prosecution case is clear and straightforward – by standing up at the front of a busy mosque, and by quite deliberately saying “jihad by fighting by sword”, the defendant was encouraging terrorism, encouraging violence in the name of Islam.

‘If the defendant’s own words were not clear enough, he also made a stabbing gesture with his hands.’

Mr Lloyd told the jury: ‘Let me make one thing clear: what the case is not about is the freedom to practice religion or the freedom to worship.

‘Of course, none of that is unlawful in this country. 

‘This is not about those who believe in Islam, rather, this case is about those who encourage violence in the name of religion, which, for very good reason you may feel, is a criminal offence.’

Deghayes, from Saltdean, Sussex, is originally from Libya, and had set out an ‘us and them approach – you are either on the side of Allah or you are a non-believer,’ Mr Lloyd said.

In the speech, Deghayes mixed English and Arabic, and told the congregation to ignore the British government and the Prevent de-radicalisation programme.

He said: ‘Allah is more powerful than you. You, idiots. You non-believers, idiots.

‘Allah is more powerful than you. The non-believer…is an idiot; he’s stupid. 

‘Jihad is compulsory upon you, you, you and you until the Day of Resurrection, whatever the British Government thinks, whatever Prevent thinks, whatever Israel thinks.

‘Send to the sea. They can go and drink from the sea, Allah curse their fathers, OK?

‘Jihad, jihad, jihad! Jihad is compulsory.

‘Jihad by fighting by sword that means this jihad is compulsory upon you, not jihad is the word of mouth but jihad will remain compulsory until the Day of Resurrection. 

‘And my livelihood is under the shadow of my spear.’

Deghayes added that anyone who did not like that was an enemy of Allah, declaring: ‘Go fight Allah! Go Fight Allah!’

Mr Lloyd said: ‘The key speech is a call to arms, a call to violence in that way. 

‘You will see a stabbing motion. 

‘The prosecution say the meaning of this is clear.’

Deghayes was questioned by police but made no comment.

He denies encouraging terrorism and the trial continues.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.13: 2022:

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(GOSHEN, Ind.) Court Report: A former Goshen youth leader is going to prison for 20yrs after admitting molesting several young boys between the ages of 11 and 13 during the better half of the last decade #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: Scott Christner is starting a 20-year prison sentence on Wednesday, which is the most time he could spend behind bars because of the terms of his plea deal. However, the judge ordered a 21-year suspended sentence that could land him back in prison if he violates probation within the 10 years following his prison term.

#AceDailyNews WNDU News Report: Former Indiana Youth Pastor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Molesting Boys:

Christner received three 9-year sentences for Level 4 felonies and will serve 20 of those years in prison with seven suspended. He received two 7-year sentences for a pair of Class C felonies to be served along with the remaining suspended sentence if he violates his parole after the prison time.

In the courtroom, Christner, a character witness he brought up, and his attorney argued for probation only in this sentencing. Meanwhile, personal and written statements from victims and their family members sought a sentence more in line with what was eventually ruled.

One victim wrote about Christner’s “Double life, pretending to be a kind, giving man, while also molesting kids.”

A no-contact order kept Christner out of the lives of his victims since he was arrested in 2019, but on Wednesday one of those victims sat just feet away from the man who molested him and got away with it for years afterward.

It’s nearly ten years after Scott Christner touched his first victim back in 2012. These crimes continued until as recently as July 2019 just a few months before he was arrested that November.

Source: WNDU: Click here to read more.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.13: 2022:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Preston Court Report: Man jailed following ‘terrifying’ incident on Clitheroe bound train #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.12: On the 9th August 2021, Khan boarded a train at Manchester Victoria station heading to Clitheroe. While on the train a member of staff was alerted by a passenger to a man making threats to commit future acts of violence, also making comments about the atrocities of 9/11 and the Taliban.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Mohammed Khalil Khan, (12/06/1971), of no fixed abode, has been jailed for 18 months at Preston Crown Court today (11 January 2022), after pleading guilty to possessing a bladed article in a public place:

The member of staff proceeded to follow the passenger to the carriage that Khan was occupying before returning to the front of the train to call 999.

The train stopped at Darwen station where the suspect was met by a team of officers, with passengers being ushered from the train to safety. Khan was then detained where he verbally abused officers and became aggresive. Following a search of a bagpack that Khan was in possession of, a knife was found and he was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

Detective Chief Inspector, Kay Dennison, of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, said:

” This was a terrifying incident for the passengers to be stuck on a moving train with Khan making such concerning threats.

“His behaviour led to the train station where he was detained being closed off as a precaution, causing widespread disruption and a sense of panic in the local area.

“Khan’s behaviour was frankly very worrying and completely unacceptable to cause fear in a public place. I’d like to thank the members of the public who reported Khan and offered to be witnesses and the train staff for their quick action in alerting police.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.12: 2022:

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A warrant executed by the officers has seen a gang member jailed for three years for drugs offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.12: On Thursday, 6 January, Richards appeared at Inner London Crown Court where he received a three year custodial sentence.

MET Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) Report: Officers raided the Lambeth home of known gang member Michael Richards, in Saxby Road, SW2, back in November 2021: Richards, 22 (24/09/1999) was found inside the address with multiple wraps of class A drugs as well as a large amount of cash. Laboratory tests later found the substances to be heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis with a street value of around £1,000:

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He was subsequently charged with three offences: Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine – Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – heroin – Possession a controlled drug of class B – cannabis / cannabis resin

Inspector Dan Thompson, who leads VCTF Proactive Syndicate 11, based at Sutton, said:

” The distribution of drugs fuels violence and the associated criminality that accompanies it causes misery to local communities.

“This is a great example of how the VCTF are tasked to an area and can really focus on those individuals who are driving up violence on our streets and in our communities through the supply of drugs.”

A number of key violence measures reduced from January to November 2021, compared to the same period prior to the pandemic in 2019:

  • Homicides decreased by 7 per cent (9 fewer victims) 
  • Knife crime decreased by 32 per cent (4,613 fewer offences) 
  • Knife crime with injury decreased by 21 per cent (784 fewer victims) 

Inspector Thompson added:

” Despite these reductions, we are not complacent and know there is more to do. Our determination to tackle these crimes remains strong and we will continue to work with our partners, using every power and tactic available, to serve and protect our communities.  

“We are absolutely committed to driving down violent crime and we will relentlessly focus on those individuals intent on causing violence.’’

Anyone with information about violence can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.12: 2022:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Crown Court Report: A man from Kirby has been jailed following a lengthy investigation into an organised crime group (OCG) who were involved in the supply of both cocaine and heroin across the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.11: The group, consisting of Shepherd, John Burkquest, Robert Curran and Paul Farrelly were being closely monitored by police from September 2018 to February 2019. During this time officers witnessed both Shepherd and John Burkquest, often together, travelling to towns and cities across the UK to supply hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine and heroin.

#AceDailyNews GM Police Report: Organised Crime Group(OCG) leader ‘El Shepo’ who supplied drugs across the country jailed for 25 years: Ian Shepherd (06/06/1977), of Quarry Close, Kirby, was jailed today (10 January 2022) at Manchester Crown Court after the court heard he was leading an organised crime group based in Liverpool.

Ian Shepherd.jpg

In December 2018, GMP were able to acquire the Citreon Berlingo after Shepherd put it up for sale.

As part of their disguise, Shepherd would use a Citroen Berlingo van to travel the country for the cash and drug exchanges, and the men would wear high-visibility vests as a cover to give the impression they were all tradesmen.

Officers then identified that the vehicle had been modified to incorporate a hide in the rear compartment which was only accessible using an adapted wheel trim removal tool and was large enough to transport large quantities of drugs.

Following this, in February 2019, Burquest and Curran were stopped by officers in Stockton-on-Tees whilst they were travelling to supply nearly a kilogram of heroin to individuals in the North East region.

Burquest had subsequently fled from the vehicle on foot and discarded of the heroin in a wooded area as he ran from officers. He was swiftly detained and following an extensive search of the area officers recovered a black sports bag containing the heroin.

Both men were arrested and later released on bail.

Following his arrest and subsequent release, Burquest travelled back to the area from Manchester in a bid to recover the drugs, unaware that they had been seized by officers.

As the investigation progressed, later that year in May officers executed a firearms warrant at Shepherd’s mother in law – Marion Newall’s – home address in Merseyside.

Following a search of the property officers located a void in a kitchen unit that was being used to store drugs and a silver handgun.

Officers also recovered a number of mobile phones and cash amounting to more than £2,000.

Analysis of mobile phones throughout the investigation showed Shepherd had also nicknamed himself ‘El Shepo’.

Following DNA tests, both Shepherd’s and Newall’s DNA were recovered from the firearm.

The investigation culminated in a strike day in July 2019 which saw all four men arrested and subsequently charged for their involvement in the drug supply chain.

Shepherd was also sentenced for his involvement in an investigation conducted by Merseyside Police. 

Shepherd was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to:

  • Two counts of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of Class A
    • Conspiracy to possess a prohibited firearm
    • Three counts of possessing a prohibited firearm
    • Possessing a prohibited smooth-bore gun
    • Possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate
    • Possessing explosives

At previous sentencing dates – John Burquest (06/05/1984) of Broad Lane, Kirkby was jailed for 12 years, Robert Curran (05/07/1952) of Birkin Road, Liverpool received a two year suspended sentence, Paul Farrelly (06/04/1979) of Redbank Close, Liverpool was jailed for two years and Marrion Newall (08/03/1957) of Stourton Road, Liverpool received a three month sentence suspended for 12 months.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jan.11: 2022:

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(VIRGINIA) Justice Dept Court Report: MS-13 Members and Associates Indicted in Racketeering, Narcotics and Multiple Murder Conspiracies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: A federal grand jury in Virginia returned a superseding indictment yesterday charging 12 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, aka MS-13, with a variety of offenses based on their alleged involvement in a series of murders, racketeering and drug trafficking crimes.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: The indictment also charges eight of the defendants with several offenses stemming from their alleged involvement in four murders that occurred in Eastern Prince William County between June 22, 2019, and Sept. 24, 2019. Specifically, the indictment charges:

According to the indictment, the defendants were members/associates of the Sitios Locos Salvatrucha clique (STLS) of MS-13.The indictment alleges that since at least in and around 2017, MS-13 members and associates regularly travelled to and from Long Island, New York, for the purpose of obtaining cocaine and transporting it to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where they and other gang members would sell it primarily, in restaurants and night clubs:

  • Guevara, Arevalo and Turcios with the June 2019 double-murder of M.B.L. and J.G.M., and Vasquez with helping them after they committed the murders;
  • Canales and Andrade with the August 2019 murder of E.L.T.; and
  • Guevara, Molina and Aguilera with the September 2019 murder of A.K.S.

Defendants in this case are charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, accessory after the fact to murder in aid of racketeering, witness tampering, using a firearm during a crime of violence causing death, possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and violations of the Controlled Substances Act, among other crimes. The statutory penalties for the charged offenses range from a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison to capital punishment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Chief Peter Newsham of Prince William County Police Department made the announcement.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Blanchard, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Roberts and Trial Attorney Matthew Hoff from the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section are prosecuting the case.

This prosecution is supported by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). 

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.10: 2022:

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(TENNESSEE) Justice Dept Court Report: A New Jersey man and two New York men pleaded guilty yesterday to fixing the prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold on the Amazon Marketplace #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: According to court documents filed in Knoxville, Tennessee, Morris Sutton, Emmanuel Hourizadeh and Raymond Nouvahian were charged with conspiring with others to fix prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold through the Amazon Marketplace. The price-fixing conspiracy each engaged in was ongoing from at least as early as November 2017 and continued until at least Oct. 29, 2019. Sutton, Hourizadeh and Nouvahian are the second, third and fourth individuals to be charged and to plead guilty in the ongoing investigation.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Three Amazon Marketplace Sellers Plead Guilty to Price Fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs in Ongoing Investigation

” As American consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce, it is critically important to deter, detect and prosecute crimes that prevent fair and open competition in online marketplaces,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “These charges demonstrate the Antitrust Division’s continued commitment to prosecuting anticompetitive conduct wherever it may occur.”

According to a one-count information charging Sutton, and another one-count information charging Hourizadeh and Nouvahian, each of the charged individuals and his co-conspirators agreed to raise and maintain the prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold in their Amazon Marketplace storefronts. The Amazon Marketplace is an e-commerce platform that enables third-party vendors to sell new or used products alongside Amazon’s own offerings. The Amazon Marketplace is owned and operated by Amazon.com Inc.

“Price-fixing schemes chip away at the benefits afforded to us by a fair market system,” said Assistant Director in Charge Michael J. Driscoll of the FBI’s New York Field Office. “Artificially inflating prices to avoid giving consumers a choice, for the sole purpose of benefitting those involved in the fraudulent scheme, is a violation of federal law. These guilty pleas should serve as a warning to other like-minded criminals.”

“We are gratified to have contributed to this investigation and applaud the exceptional work by the investigative team for both protecting the individual consumer and the deterrence of activities in violation of the Sherman Act,” said Special Agent in Charge Ken Cleevely of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG). “Along with our law enforcement partners, the USPS OIG will continue to aggressively investigate those who would engage in this type of harmful conduct.”

A criminal violation of the Sherman Act carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $1 million criminal fine for individuals. The maximum fine may be increased to twice the gain derived from the crime or twice the loss suffered by the victims of the crime, if either of those amounts is greater than the statutory maximum fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

The Antitrust Division’s Chicago Office is prosecuting the case, which was investigated with the assistance of the FBI’s New York Field Office and USPS OIG’s Contract Fraud Investigations Division. 

Anyone with information concerning price fixing or other anticompetitive conduct related to the sale of DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, or other products sold through Amazon Marketplace should contact the Antitrust Division’s Chicago Office at 312-984-7200, Antitrust Division’s Citizen Complaint Center at 888-647-3258 or www.justice.gov/atr/contact/newcase.html, or FBI’s New York Field Office at 212-384-1000.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jan.10: 2022:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: Three men have been jailed for over 15 years for their role in an attack on a 16-year-old boy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: His twin brother Bradley Allison of Moreton Close, Hackney, was sentenced to five years and seven months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the same offence.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Steven Allison, 19 (28.11.02) of Moreton Close, Hackney, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm: They both pleaded guilty in February 2021 at the Old Bailey and were sentenced at the same court on Friday, 7 January.

Three jailed for attack on teenager in Hackney

COURT CASE NOTES:

Ti-Reece Taylor, 19 (31.12.02) of Daubeney Road, Hackney was also sentenced on 7 January to four years and six months’ imprisonment. He had pleaded guilty in January 2021 at the Old Bailey to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The Old Bailey heard the facts of the incident that took place at around 18:30hrs on Monday, 6 April 2020.

Witnesses described seeing men running with knives around the Woodberry Down area, near Finsbury Park, wearing dark coloured tracksuits. Another witness later described walking along the canal path and seeing the victim’s friends panicked and distressed after the 16-year-old boy had been stabbed.

The suspects fled the scene and the victim was found on the ground after he had been stabbed six times and had suffered serious abdominal injuries. Police officers administered initial first aid along with three off-duty doctors who happened to be nearby. The victim was then airlifted to an east London hospital and was treated for his injuries.

At the scene officers found a knife broken in half. During a later search of an address in Hackney, the other half of the knife was recovered. They were later forensically examined and found to be one and the same weapon. 

During the search officers also found clothes belonging to the defendants which they were wearing during the incident.

Detective Constable Luke Martinez from the Central East Gangs Taskforce North said:

During the investigation officers studied related drill music videos and managed to identify from them that this was a revenge attack linked to gangs. On Bradley Allison’s phone, police found song lyrics that referenced a broken weapon and mentioned two of the suspects by name.

” In a matter of minutes the victim was stabbed multiple times and left critically injured on the street. This attack could have easily resulted in murder and the victim was extremely lucky to survive.

“The sentences received today should send out a clear message; if you choose to participate in the gang lifestyle and aggressively attack others, you should expect a lengthy prison. These young men are now paying the price for the choices they have made.”

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