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Operation Elveden, the CPS and the serious abuse of public trust – James Doleman

Old-BaileyThe Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision not to seek a re-trial in the case of a former News of the World journalist, whose conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal comes as no surprise. The reporter concerned, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had already served the relevant part of their sentence, home detention. So any further trial would seem to be rather pointless. Continue reading

News: Metropolitan Police Officer convicted of misconduct over attempted sale of phone hacking information

April CasburnDetective Chief Inspector April Casburn has been convicted of misconduct in a public office by a jury at Southwark Crown Court after she admitted telephoning the “News of the World” on 11 September 2010, shortly after the phone hacking inquiry was re-opening.  She is the first person to have been prosecuted under Operation Elveden, the investigation into improper police behaviour. Continue reading

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