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James Thacker and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute OCG that flooded London market with substantial quantities of drugs and used EncroChat

An Organised Crime Group (OCG) operated across London to deliver over 90 different types of drugs during 2020 until their arrest on 22nd February 2021. Upon warrants being executed at various premises in London and a storage unit, almost £2 million of drug…

James Thacker, Jennifer Newcomb and Kyah Mufti successfully prosecute Organised Criminal Network

Between June 2018 and January 2020, the Metropolitan Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Command conducted a surveillance operation (“Operation Edge”), targeted at an Organised Criminal Network (OCN) engaged in the supply of significant quantities of class A and B controlled drugs.  Police…

James Thacker represents the Appropriate Authority in Met Police Disciplinary proceedings

MM and SC, Police Constables within the employ of the Metropolitan Police Service, faced multiple allegations of operational dishonesty and discreditable conduct. Over the course of a 5 day socially distanced hearing at Empress State Building James Thacker called a number of…

James Thacker instructed in first case to be charged in Operation Venetic

James Thacker has been instructed by the CPS Complex Case Unit in what is understood to be the first case charged in Operation Venetic which was commenced following law enforcement agencies ability to crack into Encrochat, a highly encrypted platform used by…

James Thacker and William Dean Secure First Ever Conviction for Knowingly Furnishing False Information in £2.7m Rural Development Grant Fraud

On 12 June 2020, two defendants were sentenced for their participation in a scheme to secure over £2.7m in Government grant aid under the Countryside Productivity Scheme. False quotations, in the names of genuine businesses, were supplied to the Rural Payments Agency…

James Thacker persuades court to dismiss charge of Causing Death by Careless Driving

On 15th September 2018 the defendant, who was in the area of Hawkhurst, Kent, approached a junction intending to turn right onto the A268. During his manoeuvre he collided with a motorcyclist, who tragically died. The stretch of road was straight and…

‘Dangerous’ offenders in ‘premeditated’ attack sentenced to 25 years

James Thacker and Jennie Oborne successfully prosecuted a “vicious, shameful and premeditated” attack committed with the intention of procuring a miscarriage in June 2019.

Harief Pearson (21), Kydie McKenna (22) and a 16 year old girl each pleaded guilty to attempting to…

James Thacker and Jennie Oborne successfully prosecute “vicious, shameful and premeditated” attack

James Thacker and Jennie Oborne successfully prosecute “vicious, shameful and premeditated” attack committed with the intention of procuring a miscarriage.

Harief Pearson (21), Kydie McKenna (22) and a 16 year old girl have each pleaded guilty to attempting to cause…

James Thacker and Jennifer Newcomb successfully prosecute evasion of over £1 million in customs duty

On 23 May 2018, Mariwan Fatah and Ali Jamal were unanimously convicted by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court of their leading role in an organised crime group. The group were involved in a complex operation to receive raw tobacco leaf from…

James Thacker and Thom Dyke: £7½ million fraudsters sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment

Fraudsters at the heart of a sophisticated global conspiracy to defraud over £7½ million have been given sentences totalling 33 years’ imprisonment. The four co-conspirators were prosecuted by James Thacker and Thom Dyke, instructed by the CPS Complex Casework Unit….

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