Second Circuit has a judicial opening

first_img S econd Circuit has a judicial openingThe Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a circuit vacancy, resulting from the resignation of Judge N. Sanders Sauls.Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the past five years, registered voters, and must reside within the Second Judicial Circuit.Application forms are available on The Florida Bar website at An original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to Donald Hinkle, JNC Chair, Hinkle and Foran, 3500 Financial Plaza, Suite 350, Tallahassee 32312, no later than 5 p.m., September 12. September 1, 2011 Regular News Second Circuit has a judicial openinglast_img read more

Solicitor jailed for money laundering and fraud

first_imgA solicitor whose lavish lifestyle included driving a Lamborghini worth more than £80,000 was jailed last week for four years and eight months after a joint investigation by the police and Solicitors Regulation Authority. Benjamin Cornelius, 37, was convicted at Cardiff Crown Court of money laundering and mortgage fraud amounting to more than £650,000 on behalf of drug dealer David Carl Richards. The jury heard that Cornelius disguised his involvement in the money laundering and fraud, misleading his then employer, law firm William Parry of Swansea, as well as the various financial institutions involved in the property purchases. Police raided Cornelius’s home in October 2009, and his assets were restrained by court order so that he could not sell them while the regional asset recovery team worked with the SRA to discover how much he had profited from his crimes. He sold the Lamborghini in breach of the court order. Richards was convicted of drug trafficking in July 2010 and is now serving a 12-year sentence. Detective superintendent Chris Dodd of Wales-wide police taskforce Tarian said: ‘Without dishonest solicitors, accountants and financial advisers, criminals would find it much harder to hide or try to legitimise their criminal property… We are grateful for the invaluable assistance of the SRA.’last_img read more

Port of Tyne granted AEO status

first_imgAEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark, awarded by HMRC, which means that the port’s Customs checks and processes meet international standards, giving the UK gateway faster access to simplified Customs procedures.According to the port, it is one of only a handful of UK gateways to be awarded full AEO status for both Customs simplification and fast track security and safety processes.“The award of AEO status means that the port of Tyne will be fully prepared whatever the outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations,” said the UK port’s ceo Matt Beeton. “Our customers will know that we’re a safe and secure business partner and that we’ll have streamlined arrangements in place to move goods across international borders quickly and easily.”Graeme Hardie, head of operations at the port of Tyne, added that the status “will, potentially, avoid delays, creating greater efficiencies, and will ensure goods are imported and exported as swiftly and securely as possible” read more