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June 30, 2014
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KANVAL:SUPERVISOR FLEECED TOP LAW FIRM OUT OF £86,000

HANWELL, SOUTHALL, WEST LONDON A former supervisor at a prestigious law firm is facing jail after admitting fleecing his employer out of £86,000. Raza Kanval, 34, abused his position while supervisor of legal services at Linklaters LLP - one of the highest grossing law firms in the world last year. Kanval admitted a single charge of fraud at the Old Bailey. He appeared in the dock alongside his accomplice 29-year-old Karim Rashid who admitted possessing £86,869.55 in criminal proceeds.

 
June 30, 2014
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COULSON:SHAMED FORMER NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR FACES SENTENCE

CHARING, KENT; BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; ESHER, SUTTON, SURREY; LEEDS; KILBURN, NORTHWEST LONDON Disgraced News of the World editor Andy Coulson is due at the Old Bailey today (Mon) ahead of sentencing this week for masterminding a six-year campaign of phone hacking. The 46-year-old, who became Prime Minister David Cameron's chief spin doctor, was at the helm of the Sunday tabloid as it routinely hacked the voicemails of the rich and famous. Coulson ordered his reporters to listen to intimate messages belonging to Home Secretaries David Blunkett and Charles Clarke, movie stars Daniel Craig and Jude Law, and footballers Sol Campbell and Wayne Rooney. He was in charge when the sickening decision to hack murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler was made, and he proudly ran a story in April 2002 using direct quotes from a message left for the missing 13-year-old.

 



 
June 27, 2014
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SHAH: KILLER GETS 29 YEARS FOR PROSTITUTE MURDER

ILFORD, EAST LONDON A Muslim who stabbed a pregnant Romanian prostitute to death after warning her not to work near a mosque was jailed for at least 29 years today (fri). Farooq Shah, 21, plunged a knife into Mariana Popa's chest while riding along a stretch of road notorious for sex workers on his bicycle. Miss Popa, 24, had been in Britain for just three weeks and was trying to earn the money to support her family when she was stabbed in Ilford, Essex. She staggered into Chicken & Pizza 4U in Ilford Lane and collapsed in a pool of blood as her killer rode away on his bike.

 
June 27, 2014

GWIRIRI:NURSE CLAIMS PATIENTS WILL MISS HER IF SHE'S BANNED

SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE A nurse accused of failing to conduct a risk assessment for an elderly stroke victim who died after twice falling out of bed claimed her patients would miss her if she was banned. Memory Gwiriri was working at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shropshire when the 88-year-old man was found on the floor on 7 March 2011. Instead of conducting a full assessment and rearranging the safety rails, Gwiriri simply put the patient under the covers, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Gwiriri is also accused of not taking proper care of the man when she knew he was incontinent and prioritising a drug round over his needs.

 
June 27, 2014
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GOLESWORTHY: CONMAN'S PARTNER DENIES LAUNDERING £1M

ORPINGTON A mother-of-two accused of laundering nearly £1m for her conman boyfriend told jurors today (FRI) that she 'went along with what he said'. Kerry Golesworthy, 48, enjoyed luxury holidays, designer clothes and a new home on a private estate using the proceeds of an investment fraud, it is claimed. Golesworthy, a part-time bookkeeper, claimed that Clive Griston, 52, was the dominant partner in their relationship and controlled everything, even down to cooking their meals. She told the Old Bailey that Griston paid the deposit on a £790,000 home in exclusive Farnborough Park in Kent but registered the property in her name.

 
June 27, 2014

HARRY: NO PUNISHMENT FOR BLOOD BLUNDER CONSULTANT

GORLESTON, NORFOLK A consultant who put passengers at risk by taking HIV-infected blood samples on a flight from Nigeria will face no disciplinary action from health watchdogs. Dr Tubonye Harry breached international regulations when he flew into Heathrow, via Paris, with the infectious material in December 2010. The former genito-urinary specialist at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, told a fitness to practise hearing he had packed the samples in a Royal Mail 'safe box', which was in his checked-in medical bag and stored in the airplane's hold. But Dr Harry admitted that this breached clear guidelines and carried the same risks to passengers as carrying the blood in the aircraft's cabin.

 
June 27, 2014

LUTHER: NHS FRAUDSTER ORDERED TO PAY BACK £10K

HAMPSTEAD An office manager who fleeced the NHS using bogus photocopier contracts was ordered to pay £10,000 today (Fri) or face another four months in jail. Arpna Luther, 43, used her inside position as performance manager to sign fraudulent contracts for expensive Canon and Ricoh photocopiers. Co-defendant Ross Elliott, 29, conspired with Luther to rip-off the public body for the photocopiers, many of which never appeared. Both Luther and Elliott pleaded guilty to the fraud which spanned nine months and saw the pair earn £46,292.05.

 
June 27, 2014

ASLAM: HARLEY STREET SURGEON CLEARED OVER SUPERSIZED BOOB JOB

NEWCASTLE A top Harley Street cosmetic surgeon has been cleared of performing an inappropriate boob job by using implants which were too large. Dr Mohammad Aslam gave the woman a 1600cc bust during a breast augmentation at the Aesthetic Beauty Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2010. Andrea Scott, who first had her breasts enlarged five years earlier, wanted new implants after they were left uneven following a tummy tuck and gastric bypass procedure. But she suffered an 18-month nightmare and forked out thousands of pounds after the stitches on her left breast burst open and the implant started to sag from the wound.

 
June 27, 2014

LOWE: 82YO MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HIS PARTNER AND HER DAUGHTER AT PUPPY FARM WILL ENTER PLEAS NEXT MONTH

FARNHAM, SURREY An 82-year-old man accused of shooting his partner and her daughter at a puppy farm is expected to enter formal pleas next month. John Lowe is alleged to have gunned down Christine Lee, 66, her daughter Lucy, 40, at a breeding farm near Farnham in Surrey. Four dogs - three German Shepherds and a Labrador - were also shot when Lowe is said to have opened fire in February this year. At a brief hearing at Southwark Crown Court today (Fri), Mr Justice Sweeney ruled that Lowe should attend a plea and case management hearing on July 31.

 
June 27, 2014
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CARBON: GANG OF ARMED ROBBERS WHO REPEATEDLY FIRED A STUN GUN AT A SHOP BOSS IN £55K RAID ARE FACING JAIL

ILFORD, ESSEX A gang of armed robbers who repeatedly fired a stun gun at a shop boss in a £55,000 raid are facing jail today (fri). The attackers entered the building carrying a Rolex watch before brutally assaulting staff and demanding they hand over cash and jewellery at the pawnbroker's in Ilford, Essex. Manager Naom Margolin was shocked up to ten times with the stun gun and pistol-whipped in the face but bravely managed to press the panic button, forcing the raiders to flee the scene. The gang were arrested the following month during another robbery after being placed under surveillance by the Flying Squad.

 
June 27, 2014

LAGAH-BONA: NURSE ACCUSED OF FORCE-FEEDING DYING WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS DOING HER DUTY

HEATHFIELD, EAST SUSSEX A nurse accused of force-feeding a dying resident wept as she insisted it was her duty to take decisive action. Sarah Lagah-Bona said if she had not administered the nutrional drink at Heffle Court Care Home, Heathfield, East Sussex, the elderly patient would have coughed to death. She is alleged to have forcibly restrained the 90-year-old resident in her bed and rammed a syringe full of Ensure into her mouth on 24 January 2012. But Lagah-Bona branded the allegation a 'bold and big lie' at the Nursing and Midwifery Council in central London.


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