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Rogue B.C. dentist surrenders to Toronto police

Toronto - Fugitive David Wu walked into a Toronto police station on the weekend and gave himself up. He had been sentenced to three months in jail in absentia by a B.C. judge for breaching an order not the practise dentistry.

Quebec student leader found guilty of contempt of court

Montreal - The poster boy for the Quebec student demonstrations which ultimately contributed to the demise of Jean Charest's Liberal government in Quebec faces a possible year in jail and $50,000 fine.

No charges for teen assault victim who named accused on Twitter

Louisville - A 17-year-old Kentucky girl won't face contempt of court charges after tweeting the names of two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her.

U.K. juror smokes joint during break, found in contempt of court

Manchester - While serving on a jury at a rape trial, Shezad Hussain was seen by another juror smoking a joint outside the courthouse. He was found in contempt of court and fined £450.

Op-Ed: Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry

London - This morning, former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testified to the Leveson Inquiry concerning his treatment by the tabloids in the wake of the murder of his tenant, Joanna Yeates.

Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies speaks out

Bristol - The landlord who spent three days being grilled by police over the murder of his tenant last December has spoken out against lurid speculation in the press and the proposed curtailment of Legal Aid.

Op-Ed: UK crime round up for October 21

A round up from the UK of crimes in the news: shocking, disgusting and relatively trivial including an ongoing murder trial, and a failed appeal from the recent riots.

Op-Ed: Double whammy for British tabloids over Yeates murder case libel

London - Chris Jefferies may not be in the first flush of youth, but at the High Court today he was awarded a tidy sum to supplement his pension.

Op-Ed: American justice is too open

The Strauss-Kahn affair is living proof that politicians and legislators need to drastically rethink America’s approach to criminal trials to ensure fairness to both alleged perpetrators and alleged victims.

Op-Ed: Beware the 'femme fatale' – Britney exposed herself to me

Stockport - Earlier this week, the “Daily Mail” reported the humorous case of a law suit that has been filed against the singer Britney Spears, but it had better beware how it reports a legal case involving another young woman.

The British press in contempt

London - Yet again, British tabloids have gone too far with biased reporting and dubious methods, now, untypically, they are set to pay a heavy price as the Attorney General brings contempt charges, and worse could follow for one of their number.

Op-Ed: Second non-defendant gaoled in Casey Anthony trial

Orlando - The murder trial that has gripped a nation and the blogosphere draws to a close with a member of the public gaoled for contempt of court and the lawyers being given a day to prepare their closing speeches before the trial resumes on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony trial – defense attorney dices with contempt

Orlando - As the trial of "Tot Mom" Casey Anthony for the murder of her two year old daughter, Caylee, reaches a critical phase, her lead attorney is warned by the trial judge for wilfully defying a court order.

Op-Ed: Joanna Yeates case — Two tabloids face contempt charges

A report on contempt of court proceedings brought against two newspapers in the wake of the Joanna Yeates murder case and the arrest of her landlord.
 

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Lord Justice of Appeal Brian Leveson presides over his Inquiry as Chris Jefferies testifies on the m...
Lord Justice of Appeal Brian Leveson presides over his Inquiry as Chris Jefferies testifies on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday  Nov...
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.
Presiding judge Lord Justice of Appeal Brian Leveson addresses Chris Jefferies as he testifies to th...
Presiding judge Lord Justice of Appeal Brian Leveson addresses Chris Jefferies as he testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.
sexual assault victim who almost faced a contempt of court charge for naming her attackers
sexual assault victim who almost faced a contempt of court charge for naming her attackers
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The “rogue dentist” - Tung Sheng  David  Wu  62
The “rogue dentist” - Tung Sheng "David" Wu, 62
Mugshot: The College of Dental Surgeons
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday  Nov...
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday  Nov...
Former murder suspect Chris Jefferies testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.
Robert Jay QC questions former murder suspect Chris Jefferies at the Leveson Inquiry on the morning ...
Robert Jay QC questions former murder suspect Chris Jefferies at the Leveson Inquiry on the morning of Monday, November 28, 2011.