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Rubin Italia interviewed on LBC radio discussing the sentence against the Islamist cleric convicted of supporting terrorism Anjem Choudary (8 September 2016)

Date: 08/09/2016
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, Rubin Italia interviewed on LBC radio discussing the sentence against the Islamist cleric convicted of supporting terrorism Anjem Choudary

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Crime by Chambers UK 2014 edition, Duncan Lewis Crime Director Rubin Italia was interviewed by Nick Ferrari’s Breakfast Show on LBC radio as an independent legal expert on 7th September about the sentence to over five years in prison against UK Preacher Anjem Choudary, convicted for supporting terrorism and radicalizing young Muslims across Europe.

It should be remembered that the prosecution is in relation to events occurred in June 2014 and March 2016. A jury in July found Mr. Choudary guilty of inviting support for Islamic State in a series of online comments. Mr. Choudary’s close associate, 33-year-old Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, was also found guilty of the same charge.

During the radio broadcast, Rubin sets out his position to thousands of listeners: “The maximum the judge could give him was ten years and gave him five years and a half. It was in his discretion and the judge chose for whatever reason to give the sentence that he did. If he made a sentence of eight or ten years perhaps, there would be possibly room for his representatives to consider an appeal and it’s something that he didn’t want to do.”

A solicitor advocate, Rubin specialises in criminal defence work in a broad range of offences from minor road traffic cases to murder, rape, extradition and serious complex crime, including large-scale drug conspiracies and complex immigration-related crimes.

Rubin has a significant practice defending clients with mental health problems with insanity defence cases. His fraud practice includes defending cases investigated and prosecuted by the National Crime Agency (previously SOCA), HMRC, the Serious Fraud Office, UK Borders Agency, Economic Crime Units, the DWP, local authorities and Trading Standards. He has a niche focus in immigration related fraud, ‘cuckoo smurfing’ money laundering cases, high-value confiscation proceedings and benefit/tax fraud defence work.

Rubin also deals with full range of criminal offences from police station representation up to Crown Court trials, appeals and judicial review.

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