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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

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HMA v Jose Martins Barbosa

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 13 October 2015, Lord Matthews sentenced Jose Barbosa to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to facilitating the exploitation of women for prostitution.

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HMA v Stephen Michael Nisbet, James Nisbet, John McMahon, David Milne, Robert Borland, Ronald Harrison

Friday, 9 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today Lord Armstrong sentenced Stephen Michael Nisbet, James Nisbet, John McMahon, David Milne, Robert Borland, Ronald Harrison and Allan Holland after they were convicted of “grave contraventions of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, principally in relation to the supply of heroin”. Stephen Michael Nisbet was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, James Nisbet to 10 years, John McMahon to seven years ten months, David Milne to four years, and Robert Borland, Ronald Harrison and Allan Holland to five years imprisonment.

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HMA v Linsey Cotton

Thursday, 8 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

Today, at Paisley Sheriff Court, Sheriff Robert Fife sentenced Linsey Cotton to three years imprisonment after she pled guilty to fraud.

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HMA v Ralston Vint Graham

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Dumfries Sheriff Court on 7 October 2015, Sheriff Jamieson sentenced Ralston Vint Graham to 12 months imprisonment after the accused was convicted of sexual offences against two girls.

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HMA v James MacIver

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 October 2015, Lord Uist sentenced James MacIver to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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