ISSUE 4 (OCTOBER - DECEMBER) 2016
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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x, 25th November, 2016. 18.00 GMT
FROM BRITISH COURTS | 26
These two verdicts - and others - mark the end of a complex case which
opened on 11th July, 2016, and has run every possible Court sitting day
but two since then.
Six other men, also from Halifax, UK, who stood trial at the same time
for varied charges were found guilty. Three, namely Mohammed Farooq
(63), Mohammed Zaheer (36) and Mark Turner (52), had altered their
pleas on 27th July. They were rearraigned on charges of money
laundering contrary to section 328 (1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act
2002. Mr Farooq and Mr Turner were co-accused on these charges with
Naveed Zaman (30). Mr Zaheer was the sole defendant on the money
laundering charge he faced. At the judge's direction the jury returned
unanimous guilty verdicts. Those who changed their plea mid trial had
faced no charges other than money laundering.
Mr Farooq and Mr Zaheer had a Punjabi translator during the trial. When
I asked Mr Farooq if he had understood some straightforward things I
said to him in conversation he told me he had. Mr Farooq, Mr Zaheer
and Mr Turner have bail, pending their sentencing hearing.
The remaining three defendants Naveed Zaman, Aamer Ali (32) and
Amir Amin (39) were found guilty today. Mr Zaman and Mr Ali at 12.30
by unanimous verdicts. Mr Amin by a majority verdict of 10 to one at
shortly after 2.15. Midway through the trial the judge had reluctantly
dismissed one juror who was unwell.
Mr Zaman and Mr Ali were remanded immediately into custody; Mr Amin
was given bail.
Mr Amin is found guilty of one charge of entering into or becoming
involved in a money laundering arrangement. He faced no other charg
-es. Mr Ali is found guilty as the sole defendant of two charges of trade-
mark infringement, and guilty as co-accused with Mr Zaman of conspira-
cy to receive stolen goods.
Specifics of charges against Mr Ali are that he had in his possession
goods (317) "purporting to be Nintendo DSI hand held video consoles"
and 500 hand held video controllers purporting to be Sony Playstation
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Issue 4 (October - December), 2016. Volume VII. Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x.
Published Friday 25th November, 2016
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