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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

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Wolverhampton man jailed after illegally selling prescription medication

A man who illegally supplied millions of pounds worth of drugs, including sleeping tablets, sedatives and drugs to treat erectile dysfunction was jailed for five years today (5 June 2023) at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

| News Item , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Final four defendants jailed for their part in the largest child sexual abuse prosecution in the West Midlands

Today (2 June 2023) four people have been jailed for their part in the the largest child sexual abuse investigation and prosecution in the West Midlands. Twenty-one people have now been convicted of serious sexual offending against children in the Walsall area.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Criminal gang found guilty of large-scale drug and gun running

Three members of a Birmingham based gang which was involved in supplying class A drugs and sourcing firearms were yesterday (1 June 2023) convicted at Birmingham Crown Court.

| News Item , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 12 online

A former South Wales police officer has pleaded guilty to more than 100 charges of inciting children to engage in sexual activity and forcing victims as young as 12 to make indecent images online.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Ex-CPS employee jailed for accessing sensitive case files

A former Crown Prosecution Service employee who repeatedly accessed three case files involving allegations of serious organised crime without authorisation has been jailed.

| Press Release , CPS News

Numerous victims defrauded of nearly £4m in a complex investment scam

A fraudster has been jailed for his key role in a fake £3.7 million investment scam which stole from more than 40 victims.

Jonathan Allard, 39, was convicted of one count of fraud and now has been sentenced to seven years and two months (22 May 2023) at Southwark Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former boss of a City of London foreign exchange company is found guilty of an around £70m fraud

The former director of a finance company, based in the City of London, has been convicted today (22 May 2023) of being responsible for an around  £70m investment fraud, which stole money from members of the public.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS Says: Conviction rates play no part in deciding whether or not to charge a case

Conviction rates play no part in CPS decision making – so we know a story this week “CPS failing victims by cherry-picking cases’ may have caused concern.

| CPS says , CPS News

SENTENCE UPDATE: Man jailed for role in running website involved in multi-million-pound fraud

A man responsible for running a website used by fraudsters across the world has been imprisoned for being involved in a multi-million-pound fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Updated with sentence: Police officer jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A police officer who left a teenage pedestrian with catastrophic injuries after striking him with her patrol vehicle has been jailed.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

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