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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Elamo, Arnold Mukueto

Friday, 27 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (27 October 2017) Lady Carmichael sentenced Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Alamo and Arnold Mukueto to a total of 28 years and six months imprisonment after the accused were found guilty of illegal detention, assault and accessing their victim's bank account via his computer. On sentencing Lady Carmichael made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Slawomir Lipinski

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (25 October 2017) Lord Pentland sentenced Slawomir Lipinski to nine years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder. On sentencing Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Ian McAllister Gordon

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (24 October 2017) Lord Arthurson sentenced Ian Gordon to three years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his terminally ill wife Patricia. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v LH

Monday, 23 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (23 October 2017) Lord Arthurson imposed a sentence of 12 years on LH after the accused was found guilty of sexual offences against three young females. The sentence is a custodial period of six years and an extension period of six years under licence. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Ross Kenneth Wilkinson

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today (18 October 2017) Lord Uist sentenced Ross Wilkinson to five years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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