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HMA v SHAHID RAMZAN

Friday, 11 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court Lord Brailsford sentenced Shahid Ramzan to nine years imprisonment after being found guilty of a number of charges involving fraudulent evasion of VAT and transferring criminal property contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The offences took place in Glasgow, Dundee and elsewhere, between October 2002 and July 2004.

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HMA v GARRY ANTHONY KANE

Friday, 11 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Garry Kane to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of his grandmother Kathleen Millward, in Stonehouse, on 3rd January 2012. The punishment part was fixed at 17 years.

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HMA v SUSAN JOAN COLQUHOUN

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey sentenced Susan Colquhoun to nine years imprisonment with an extension period of three years, after pleading guilty to the culpable homicide of Alan Kopp in Hamilton and to attempting to defeat the ends of justice. Both incidents took place on 9 January 2012.

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HMA v PAWEL RODAK

Friday, 21 December, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge O’Grady sentenced Pawel Rodak to 12 years imprisonment with an extension period of three years after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Roger Gray in Edinburgh on 18 & 19 March 2011.

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HMA v JAMES DUGUID

Friday, 21 December, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced James Duguid to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of John Gillespie in Stirling on 19 April 2011.

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