, News reports and pictures on London crown courts, General Medical Council and other courts en-us Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:39:14 GMT NOBRE:14 YEARS FOR FRAUDSTER WHO CLAIMED HE WAS POPE'S BANKER WEMBLEY, HENDON, NORTHWEST LONDON A fraudster who claimed he was the Pope's banker to swindle a shipping firm out of £73million protested his innocence as he was jailed for 14 years today (tues). Luis Nobre, 49, boasted that he could get returns of 1,200 per cent a year by using the pontiff's secret trading platform. But he was one of a gang of fraudsters led by conman Marek Rejniak who posed as international financiers to dupe Dutch shipping company Allseas Group Ltd into handing over vast sums of cash. Nobre lived at the five-star Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, London, before fleeing abroad and leaving girlfriend and their newborn baby with the £130,000 bill. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:35:00 GMT ASHMAN: FOUR YEARS EXTRA FOR POT PUSHER RAINHAM, LEWISHAM A drug lord who smuggled £23 million worth of cannabis into Britain must serve an extra four years in jail for employing his wife and sister to launder his cash. Joseph Ashman, 47, was head of a sophisticated network of drug smugglers based in Rainham, Essex, who imparted 4.5 tonnes of the drug. He was jailed for eight years and eight month in January last year after admitting conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering. Twelve of his criminal network were jailed alongside him for a total of 66 and-a-half years. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:09:00 GMT ABATAN: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO TERRIFIED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SEX ATTACKS CROYDON An alleged sex attacker abused an illegal immigrant for three years and terrorised her into submission by threatening to report her to the authorities, a court heard. Moruf Akanni Abatan, 46, allegedly stumped up the cash for the woman to enter the UK in 2011 after meeting her during a trip to Nigeria. After her arrival in the UK, she found work as a hairdresser but was dependent on Abatan for her visa, it is said. He began raping her only a month after her arrival in October 2011, the Old Bailey heard. Abatan also physically abused her to bend her to his will, it is said, leaving her with cuts and bruises all over her body. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:14:00 GMT HALL: BAN FOR NURSE WHO RISKED LIVES OF DIABETICS WEST YORKS A nurse who put an elderly patient's life at risk by not giving them insulin and then lied about it has been suspended for a year. Nicole Hall failed to give the diabetic patient her medication on four separate occasions at Well Springs Nursing Home, West Yorkshire. Hall also falsified a work sheet stating the medication had been administered, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Clinical Nurse Manager, Joerey Plobacion, who worked with Hall, told the hearing Hall lied about administering insulin to the patient on three separate occasions in October and November 2014. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMT PUVANESWARAN: PERVERT ON THE 'DARK WEB' HAYES A paedophile who downloaded child abuse images from a notorious network on the Dark Web has been jailed for a year. Vithusan Puvaneswaran, 21, used the encrypted Tor software to anonymously access 'Play Pen' and build up a 100GB collection of photographs and videos. But the National Crime Agency detected his IP address and raided his home in Hayes, Middlesex, on 15 March last year. The vast labyrinth of material found on his laptop and hard drive included sickening images of infants in cots and an instruction manual called 'how to use babies'. Officers also discovered screenshots on his mobile phone which showed him logged into Play Pen. Prosecutor Sarah Selby told Blackfriars Crown Court: 'Play Pen is notorious because it is only available through Tor and allows users to upload original material. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:54:00 GMT WRIGHT: TALLY-HO! BIGGLES PILOT JAILED FOR COCAINE SMUGGLING HODDESDON, HERTS; SELBY, YORKS A pilot nicknamed 'Biggles' was today (Tues) jailed for 19 years for importing £34m worth of cocaine into Britain under the guise of an aerial photography business. Andrew Wright, 52, earned the moniker of the fictional pilot and adventurer by flying in massive quantities of the Class 'A' drug from Germany in his light Cessna aircraft. The huge blocks of high-purity cocaine were brought in from a private airfield in Kassel, in central Germany before being driven by Jamie Williams, 38, to Essex for delivery to kingpin Mark Dowling, 43. Dowling, described as a 'big fish', was jailed for 24 years, while his 'trusted lieutenant' Williams was handed a 23-year sentence. Wright used his business 'Skyviews R Us' as a front for the international conspiracy, but was arrested after landing at Breighton Aerodrome, near his home - Toad Hall, in Selby, Yorkshire. Officers found four blocks of cocaine in the boot of his blue Porsche Cayenne while another 20 were recovered from his £65,000 airplane on 17 November 2014. The 34kg haul, with a street value of £4.25m, was one of eight importations made by Wright over a three-month period. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:42:00 GMT