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May 28, 2015

ABDUL KHAN: BOILER ROOM FRAUSTERS LED LIFE OF LUXURY ON PENSIONER'S LIFE SAVINGS

NOTTINGHAM A heartless criminal gang who conned pensioners out of their life savings so they could buy fast cars and luxury holidays are today (Thurs) facing jail. Abdul Khan, 36, and his accomplices made at least £4 million by selling worthless shares from their 'boiler room' in Palma, Majorca. The Nottingham-based gang cold called elderly and vulnerable investors in the UK to demand more and more money, Southwark Crown Court heard. More than 60 investors were tricked into buying shares in fake pharmaceutical and gold mining companies with many conned out of their entire life savings by the callous crooks. The victims would often receive gifts, such as flowers, chocolates and wine after handing over their funds.

 
May 28, 2015
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HAYES: LIBOR BROKER'S 'HUMONGOUS' DEAL

FLEET, HANTS A 'dominant' City trader accused of involvement in a huge scam to rig Libor bribed a broker with a 'humongous deal' to do his bidding, a court heard today (Thurs). Tom Hayes, 35, a former employee of UBS and Citigroup, pestered pals to instruct their 'cash boys' to swing the London Interbank Offered Rate in his favour. In return he bribed them with brokerage fees while they jokingly demanded bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, it was said. The 'highly successful' Tokyo-based trader, who has been diagnosed with mild Aspergers syndrome, was able to score enormous profits for his employers while pocketing pay packets worth millions between 2006 and 2010. This is the first trial concerning manipulation of Libor - the benchmark used to determine the interest charged on loans worth billions between banks. By the end of May 2008, Hayes was becoming more powerful in his field and hounded brokers on a regular basis to manipulate the Libor rates in his favour, jurors were told.

 



 
May 28, 2015

MUNYORO: HARRY NIGHTCLUB PROMOTER ACCUSED OF CUPBOARD ATTACK

CENTRAL LONDON A promoter at one of Prince Harry's favourite nightclubs appeared in court today (Thurs) accused of sexually assaulting two young women in the broom cupboard. Solomon Munyoro, 26, is said to have attacked the two women after meeting them on the dance floor at Mahiki's New Year's Eve party. The club, on Dover Street in Mayfair, is a favourite hangout of Prince Harry, and has been popular among A-listers since its opening in 2006. Munyoro allegedly began grinding against the first girl as they danced and tried to kiss her.

 
May 28, 2015

NORMAN:BELMARSH GUARD CONSIDERED PUBLIC INTEREST FIRST

SWANSCOMBE, KENT; WOOLWICH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A guard accused of being the Daily Mirror's 'mole' inside Belmarsh prison said he considered the public interest before leaking any information. Robert Norman, 54, received £10,000 for feeding tips to the tabloid on the prison's notorious inmates and staff conditions, the Old Bailey has heard. He was the source of a string of stories by Mirror reporter Stephen Moyes between 2006 and 2011, funnelling the money he received through his son Daniel's bank account. Norman, giving evidence, said he always considered the public interest, and would refuse to give information to Moyes on occasions.

 
May 28, 2015
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VORDERWULBECKE: LINDSAY LOHAN SCUPPERS PROSECUTION OF HER STALKER

CENTRAL LONDON Lindsay Lohan derailed the prosecution of her alleged stalker today (Thurs) after failing to turn up at court. The Mean Girls star, 28, made a 'conscious decision' not to attend the trial of an obsessive fan despite being given weeks of notice. As a result, part of the case against Daniel Voderwulbecke, 37, collapsed and the prosecution has been left 'severely truncated'. The actress yesterday completed 125 hours of community service, imposed in the US for reckless driving. After satisfying the probation order, British prosecutors had expected her to 'grace' Westminster Magistrates' Court to give evidence. Voderwulbecke was alleged to have begun a campaign of harassment when Lohan was rehearsing a production of David Mamet's play 'Speed the Plow' at the Playhouse Theatre in central London.

 
May 27, 2015
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DAJANI:WOMAN SMUGGLED COCAINE INSIDE TINS OF FOOD

WIMBLEDON, SOUTH LONDON A woman smuggled almost 6kg of cocaine into the country hidden inside tins of Jamaican food, a court heard. Rajla Dajani, 34, appeared 'very nervous and agitated' after arriving at London's Gatwick Airport on an overnight flight from Jamaica, jurors were told. When customs officers opened her suitcase they found twelve cans labelled as the Caribbean delicacies, Ackee - a fruit with a similar texture to scrambled eggs - and Callaloo - a dish prepared from a leaf vegetable. When officials opened the tins, stashed inside two blue shoe bags, they found packages of the Class A drug inside.

 
May 27, 2015
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PERRIN:SENTENCING DELAY FOR LOFT FIRM

WANSTEAD, WEST HAM, EAST LONDON; ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON A loft conversion firm will now be sentenced in September after a dispute arose over the company's responsibility for the death of a 16-year-old apprentice. Alfie Perrin slipped from scaffolding at a house in Wanstead, east London, where his employer Roof Top Rooms Ltd was completing an extension. Alfie had been 'bombing' heavy bags of rubble from a gap in the scaffolding at the top of the property in (32) Camden Road, down to the street below on 14 November 2012. He was treated at the scene, but later died from catastrophic head injuries at Wanstead Hospital.

 
May 27, 2015

COLBORNE:GINGER HAIRED RECLUSE FACING TERROR RETRIAL

SOUTHAMPTON A ginger-haired recluse accused of plotting a mass cyanide attack in revenge for being bullied as a child will face a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict. Mark Colborne, 37, is said to have planned to assassinate Prince Charles so red-headed Prince Harry would become king. He allegedly wanted to cook up homemade cyanide in the bedroom of his Portsmouth home he shared with his mother, collecting recipes, ingredients and equipment to make the deadly toxin. Police seized books of Colborne's rants, in which he had alleged picked out Jeremy Clarkson and Harriet Harman as possible targets.

 
May 27, 2015

NIMAKO:NURSE CLEARED OF FONDLING RECEPTIONIST'S BREAST

WILLESDEN, NORTHWEST LONDON A senior nurse has been cleared of fondling a receptionist's breast as she tried to fix his printer after claiming he accidentally brushed her as he pushed back his chair. William Nti-Nimako was accused of grabbing the woman's chest at the Church End Medical Centre in Willesden, northwest London. His colleague claimed Nti-Nimako also wrapped his arms around her waist and tried to kiss her on the afternoon of 17 December 2013. She said she had been leaning across him to unplug his printer to try and get it working again, but stormed out of the room after his alleged sexual advances.

 
May 27, 2015
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HAYES:LIBOR SCAM TRADER TRIED TO LURE BROTHER INTO PLOT

FLEET, HANTS A 'greedy' City trader accused of involvement in a huge scam to rig Libor interest rates tried to lure his 'young grad' brother into his plot, a court heard today (weds). Tom Hayes, 35, a former employee of UBS and Citigroup, pestered pals to instruct their 'cash boys' to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate in his favour. The 'highly successful' Tokyo-based trader was able to score enormous profits for his employers while pocketing pay packets worth millions between 2006 and 2010. This is the first trial concerning manipulation of Libor - the benchmark used to determine the interest charged on loans worth billions between banks.

 
May 27, 2015
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CALLENDER:BROTHERS MURDERED TEEN IN DELIBERATE HIT AND RUN

NEW CROSS, LEWISHAM, SOUTHEAST LONDON Two brothers murdered a teenager by crushing him against railings in a deliberate hit-and-run attack, the Old Bailey heard today (weds). Dwight Callender, 27, and his brother Derrell, 25, killed 17-year-old Johnson Ndjoli by ramming him with their white van, it is said. The teenager was left in a coma with devastating brain injuries and died seven-and-a-half months later. The Callender brothers were convicted and jailed in 2009 for the attempted murder of Mr Ndjoli and his friend, Mohammed Turay.


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