The arms-to-Iraq court case that became serious miscarriage of justice

It has taken James Edmiston 25 years, through divorce and bankruptcy, to win compensation after being wrongly charged with alleged illegal exports to IraqOn Friday 18 February 1983, a shipment of 200 Sterling sub-machine guns was seized by Customs at the deep water docks in Greenwich, south-east London. The guns were labelled as bound for […]
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Asil Nadir jailed for 10 years for Polly Peck theft

Former CEO of failed conglomerate sentenced to 10 years at Old Bailey for stealing £29m from his own companyAsil Nadir has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing £29m from his Polly Peck empire.Before sentencing at the Old Bailey, the judge, Mr Justice Holroyde, who has overseen the seven-month trial, said it was […]
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Asil Nadir found guilty of stealing millions from Polly Peck

Former Polly Peck boss will be sentenced on Thursday after Old Bailey jury finds him guilty on 10 countsAsil Nadir, the former boss of failed conglomerate Polly Peck, has been found guilty of 10 counts of stealing £28.6m from company coffers and will be sentenced on Thursday.The amount stolen by the multimillionaire, who fled Britain […]
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Letter: What life sentence means for Old Bailey bomber Marian Price

You refer in your editorial (Northern Ireland: keep focused, 28 July) to the case of Marian McGlinchey (nee Price). I should be grateful for the opportunity to set out the facts.Marian McGlinchey received two life sentences in 1973 for her part in the Old Bailey bombing. She was subsequently released on licence in 1980. At […]
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Asil Nadir trial: ‘Thatcher asked to intervene by Turkish president’

Margaret Thatcher was asked by the Turkish president to intervene to save Polly Peck from financial ruin at the insistence of Asil Nadir, the Old Bailey has heardTurkey’s president asked Margaret Thatcher to save Asil Nadir’s Polly Peck company from financial ruin, claiming it was the victim of a Greek-Cypriot plot, the Old Bailey has […]
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Asil Nadir ‘used stolen money to secretly boost Polly Peck share price’

Prosecution tells Old Bailey jury that Nadir used an array of investment vehicles to covertly buy Polly Peck shares using money allegedly stolen from the groupMuch of the £150m allegedly stolen by Asil Nadir from the Polly Peck conglomerate he ran throughout the 1980s went to finance his personal stake in the company as part […]
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Asil Nadir and Polly Peck: timeline

Nadir is on trial at the Old Bailey on 13 counts of theft, this is the prosecution’s version of what happened, when1980: Nadir acquires a controlling interest in Polly Peck International, then an East End rag trade business, which he grows into a large, stock market-listed conglomerate headquartered in Berkeley Square, Mayfair.1987-1990: Alleged theft of […]
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Asil Nadir trial begins at Old Bailey

Former tycoon Asil Nadir is accused of theft from his Polly Peck business empire between 1987 and 1990The former business tycoon Asil Nadir will go on trial at the Old Bailey today accused of stealing £34m.A jury of four women and eight men was sworn in on Thursday. The case is due to last at […]
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