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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v Stephen Farley

Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 24 November 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Stephen Farley to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to obtaining £18 million by operating a fraudulent “Ponzi” scheme.

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HMA v Callum Brown

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Paisley today, 22 November 2016, Judge Craig Scott QC sentenced Callum Brown to three years and four months detention after the accused pleaded guilty to causing the death of Brian Phimister by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving or obtaining a driving licence for five years.

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HMA v Henry Morton

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 14 November 2016, Lord Ericht sentenced Henry Morton to five years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to firearms offences.

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HMA v Kieran Kiely

Friday, 11 November, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 November 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kieran Kiely to four years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

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HMA v Ronnie Coulter

Monday, 31 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 31 October, Lord Matthews sentenced Ronnie Coulter to life imprisonment for murder with a punishment part of 19 years and 8 months.

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