Senior Essex cop jailed for selling data to newspaper

Echo: Senior Essex cop jailed for selling data to newspaper Senior Essex cop jailed for selling data to newspaper

A SENIOR counter-terrorism detective from Essex who is the first person to be convicted under the fresh investigations into corruption and phone hacking has been jailed for 15 months.

Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn was sentenced at the Old Bailey for misconduct in public office for offering to sell information to the News of the World (NotW).

Mr Justice Fulford told her it was "a corrupt attempt to make money out of sensitive and potentially very damaging information".

Casburn, 53, is currently in the process of adopting a child and the judge said had that not been the case, he would have sentenced her to three years.

He said her offence could not be described as whistle-blowing, and went on: "If the News of the World had accepted her offer, it's clear, in my view, that Ms Casburn would have taken the money and, as a result, she posed a significant threat to the integrity of this important police investigation."

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11:14am Fri 1 Feb 13

RobertFS says...

Is she a fit person to adopt a child?
i would have thought that her moral standards could not justify her application.
Is she a fit person to adopt a child? i would have thought that her moral standards could not justify her application. RobertFS
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2:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Bluebs says...

RobertFS..Whilst agreeing that she was a money grabbing cheating untrust worthy scum bag, are you suggesting that all people guilty of a serious criminal offence should have their children taken from them.
My concern is her age, if she were to adopt a very young child, would she be able to offer the child a good life? ie when the child is 17 ish and at their most demanding in terms of resources, she would be approaching her 70's.
Nature solves this problem by the menopause.
RobertFS..Whilst agreeing that she was a money grabbing cheating untrust worthy scum bag, are you suggesting that all people guilty of a serious criminal offence should have their children taken from them. My concern is her age, if she were to adopt a very young child, would she be able to offer the child a good life? ie when the child is 17 ish and at their most demanding in terms of resources, she would be approaching her 70's. Nature solves this problem by the menopause. Bluebs
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7:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

RobertFS says...

As i understand the report she is attempting to adopt.
Clearly not finalised.
No indication of the age of the child.
So when the criminal gets to menopause she ok?
In her position she should have set an example, not be made an example of.
Her choice - wrong!
As i understand the report she is attempting to adopt. Clearly not finalised. No indication of the age of the child. So when the criminal gets to menopause she ok? In her position she should have set an example, not be made an example of. Her choice - wrong! RobertFS
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