Wednesday 16 January 2019

Cig smuggler avoids jail term

A MAN who smuggled over 46,000 cigarettes into Ireland has been given a 12-month suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Inam Ullah (30) previously of Saleen, Cloyne, Cork, but now living in The Courtyard, Castleredmond, Midleton, pleaded guilty to attempting to evade duties on the 46,800 cigarettes worth €17,461 at Dublin Airport on October 21, 2008.

The excise payable on the cigarettes was €11,467.

Jordan to dance for Comic Relief

Katie Price is set to put her relationship woes behind her by strutting her stuff on TV show Let's Dance For Comic Relief.

The former glamour model, who is going through a public divorce battle with cagefighter Alex Reid, joins ex-EastEnder Joe Swash and Waterloo Road actor Philip Martin Brown in the BBC1 show.

The charity dance spectacular is being hosted by One Show presenter Alex Jones and her former flame Steve Jones.

Jacko doc trial to be filmed

Television cameras will be allowed to film the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor next month.

A judge in LA also moved forward the date of Dr Conrad Murray's trial by four days to March 24, when jury selection will begin. The trial is expected to last about six weeks, lawyers for both sides say.

Murray has pleaded not guilty, and is free on bail. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. Involuntary manslaughter is defined as unintentional killing without malice.

TV station boss beheaded wife

The founder of a New York TV station has been convicted of beheading his wife in 2009 in the studio the couple had opened to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims after the September 11 terror attacks.

Muzzammil 'Mo' Hassan never denied that he killed Aasiya Hassan, but claimed that the killing was justified because he was long abused by and afraid of his wife.

The Pakistan-born Hassan (46) had been served with divorce papers a week before his wife's body was found. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

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