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Post by PeterMac on 04.09.13 8:30

This should make interesting reading - if it happens
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/firms-that-hired-rogue-detectives-to-be-named-1-6010240#.UiacD2tNnzU.twitter
A list of clients of rogue private detectives is to be published by Monday after a group of influential MPs handed the heads of a national police unit a shock ultimatum.

The names of 102 firms and individuals who allegedly used corrupt private investigators was handed from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) to the Home Affairs Select Committee earlier this year on condition it was not published – sparking a row over transparency.
Following a heated evidence session yesterday, Keith Vaz MP, chairman of the committee, told Trevor Pearce, Soca director general, and Stephen Rimmer, the agency’s interim chairman, they would publish the list on Monday if Soca did not do so first.
Mr Vaz said: “We know it has gone to the Met (Metropolitan Police) and we know they have removed the names that are subject to criminal investigation.
“We give you until Monday to publish this list. If you fail to publish it on Monday, we will publish it because we think it is in the public interest to do so.”
He added: “We’ve taken legal advice and we believe it’s important that this should be done.”
The so-called “blue-chip hacking” list was drawn up during Soca’s Operation Millipede, which led to the conviction and jailing of four private detectives for fraud last year after they tricked companies into revealing private information on clients.
A total of 22 law firms feature on it, alongside insurance companies, financial services groups and two celebrities, among others. Up to 100 individuals may have had had their details accessed by the private investigators, Soca’s director general Trevor Pearce previously revealed.
The clients may be guilty of aid, abet, counsel and procure the commission of the substantive offence, or even of conspiracy.
Interesting times.

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Re: Firms that hired rogue detectives to be named

Post by aiyoyo on 04.09.13 8:52

Too much to hope that a certain fraudster hirer's name would appear on this.

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Re: Firms that hired rogue detectives to be named

Post by plebgate on 04.09.13 10:08

I would not very often say this BUT well done Vaz if it does happen.

Glad he seems to like a tv appearance or two.titter 

Of course it should be divulged, shouldn't need a group of MPs to have to intervene.  clapping  for the MPs for once.

Will be very interesting to see who is on the list.

edited to add word - not to first sentence.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 04.09.13 10:21

Gerry and his mate Huge 'five grand' Grant, the last bastions for free speech, will be well 'hacked off' if, 5Rbee(sic) are on the 'list' won't they?

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Post by Guest on 07.09.13 12:30

Blue-chip hacking: The battle to hide the truth revealed as police remove key names from Soca list of firms that used rogue private investigators

Police remove key names from list of firms implicated in snooping scandal as MPs pressurised not to publish list of firms

Four blue-chip clients of criminal private detectives have been removed from a secret list due to be published imminently after a sudden intervention by Scotland Yard.

The Independent can reveal that the Metropolitan Police blocked MPs from revealing the names of some of the companies because they are linked to a live investigation into a corporate espionage scandal.

The development implies that the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which was forced by the Home Affairs Select Committee to compile the list based on evidence its investigators obtained as long ago as 2006, had intelligence on criminal suspects years ago but did not act on it.

The four names were recently removed from a list of 102 law firms, insurance companies and accountants that Soca knew hired rogue private investigators who hack, blag and steal personal

Four blue-chip clients of criminal private detectives have been removed from a secret list due to be published imminently after a sudden intervention by Scotland Yard.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/bluechip-hacking-the-battle-to-hide-the-truth-revealed-as-police-remove-key-names-from-soca-list-of-firms-that-used-rogue-private-investigators-8802737.html


Publish and be dammed Vaz.
Simon Cowell reportedly on list      wow

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Post by plebgate on 07.09.13 15:57

The list is supposed to be published on Monday, let's hope that the newspapers and tv find room to report on the libel hearing taking place in Portugal as well.


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Post by plebgate on 12.09.13 22:35

I haven't seen or heard of the list being published. Did the Committe cave in to the reported pressure put on them?



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