Judged and jailed
A West Drayton drug dealer has been jailed for 30 months after he was caught hiding 194 wraps of crack cocaine in his underwear.
Maiya Kati, of Ruffle Close, was stopped and arrested by Surrey Police after officers became concerned of the supply of Class A drugs. A strip-search of Kati revealed he had concealed the crack cocaine and heroin wraps in his pants.
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
A disgraced Kensington and Chelsea Council worker who stole more than £60,000 meant for Grenfell Tower victims to fund her own lavish lifestyle has been jailed for five-anda-half years.
Jenny McDonagh, of Willrose Crescent, Abbey Wood, spent the money on trips abroad, beauty treatments and expensive meals after the council hired her as a finance worker to hand cash to survivors in October last year.
Colleagues said McDonagh “always had very vocal views of [other] Grenfell fraudsters, often talking openly about how disgusted she was with these people and that what they were doing was awful”.
But in reality she had helped herself to £62,062 from cash meant for survivors. She even carried on spending this money after her arrest on August 1.
The 39-year-old was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on September 28 to five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud and theft.
Gang members who attempted to smuggle cigarettes hidden in pallets of floor underlay to evade £1million in duty have been jailed for a total of 10 years.
Six men were caught red-handed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers at a storage facility in Lancashire, with more than 3.7 million illegal cigarettes.
HMRC investigators found three of the men loading laundry bags stuffed with cigarettes into a hire van at a Premier Mill industrial unit in January this year.
Lukasz Zwierz, 31, of Court Road, in Uxbridge, and Batosz Duzak, 29, of Hodder Drive, Perivale, in Ealing, both pleaded guilty to the fraudulent evasion of Excise Duty and were each sentenced to 20 months. In total the gang members were sentenced to 10 years in prison at Preston Crown Court on September 27.
A jealous pub landlord was jailed for nine months after battering his fiancée following a night out.
Erhan Sahin, 29, dragged his partner Joyce Hope out of bed and “smacked her against the wall” in a drunken rage as she pleaded with him to stop at The Three Steps pub, which he ran on Cowley High Street.
The couple had been out in central London to catch a matinee show featuring one of Ms Hope’s friends before making their way to a Harry Potter-themed dinner on October 13, 2017.
The couple clashed after Ms Hope, 24, said she wanted to go home and was later bombarded with text messages from Sahin, accusing her of leaving hand-in-hand with a strange man. Ms Hope wept in the witness box as she recalled being woken up by her raging partner who pummelled her face so hard she spat out one of her teeth.
A jury at the Old Bailey found Sahin guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and assault by beating on September 4.
A man who set fire to a vehicle used in a fatal London shooting has been jailed for six years for perverting the course of justice.
Joshua Folorunso, 27, of Station Road, Loudwater, near High Wycombe, burned a stolen black VW Tiguan in a car park in Knowles Close, West Drayton, after it was used in the killing of Khalid Farah.
The 26-year-old was shot in the chest as he sat in his car by Malique Thompson-Hill, 22, and Jermiane Paul, 23, in Southall on November 11, last year.
Thompson-Hill and Paul were both found guilty of murder following a “painstaking” investigation by the Metropolitan Police. Both will spend a minimum of 30 years in jail.
Phone records revealed that a third man was involved in the incident - Folorunso was contacted numerous times throughout the day of the killing.
Folorunso was jailed for six years.
The scumbag who was caught on camera stealing a charity collection box for a police officer battling cancer has been jailed for 26 weeks.
Thomas Colley, 33, from Hounslow , stole a collection tin for the ‘Just Jade’ appeal - which hopes to A former Charlton Athletic footraise £250,000 so a Hounslowballer who raped a teenage girl has based police officer can receive been jailed for 11 years and six specialist cancer treatment in the months. US.
Montell Moore, 22, of Trimmer Mum-of-one Jade Goffin was Walk, Brentford, met his 17-year-old given less than two years to live victim on Tinder and picked up her after being diagnosed with breast from a bus stop in the early hours of cancer and was told she won’t live March 12, 2016. to see her daughter Eva’s eighth
The former Charlton midfielder birthday. took the girl to the house of his Colley pleaded guilty to the friend Sofian Zoberi, 23, where both offence on September 17 and men raped her. received a 26 week prison sentence
The men were tried at Isleworth and must pay £200 compensation Magistrates’ Court and found guilty to the ‘Just Jade’ charity, a £115 on September 20. Moore was jailed victim surcharge and £85 court for 11 years and six months, while costs. Zoberi was given an eight-and-ahalf year prison sentence.
A predator who took advantage of a young woman in need of money, before raping her, has been jailed for nine years.
Javad Mahdavi-Ashford, 43, first took advantage of his teenage victim in 2015 while she was abroad, promising to send the then 19-year-old in exchange for nude photos. When his victim returned to the UK he called and harassed her, threatening to post the pictures on social media.
She agreed to go to his Hammersmith home on March 17, 2016, where he raped her.
Javad Mahdavi-Ashford pleaded guilty to rape and digital penetration two days into his trial at Isleworth Crown Court. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on September 17.
A fraudster who tricked people in Hounslow into handing over thousands of pounds in the hope of getting help in processing immigration applications has been jailed for five years.
Harvinder Kaur Thethi, 46, posed as a barrister, solicitor and Home Office official to con her victims between June 2013 and September 2014.
Despite being totally unqualified received £68,000 from vulnerable people in payment for immigration related services which were promised but not delivered.
Kaur Thethi was found guilty of six counts of fraud by false representation at Southwark Crown Court in July and sentencing to five years in prison for the offences on September 6.
Kensington & Chelsea Council worker Jenny McDonagh, stole more than £60,000 from a fund for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
Joshua Folorunso set fire to a car used in the murder of Khalid Abdi Farah (above)