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William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls

Betting firm William Hill has been hit with a £6.2m penalty package for breaching anti-money-laundering and social responsibility regulations. The Gambling Commission said the company did not do enough to ensure prevention measures were effective. As a result, 10 customers were able to deposit money linked to criminal offences and William Hill gained £1.2m. The company was found to have not done enough to determine the source of the money or if they were problem gamblers. The penalty is the second biggest imposed by the Commission, following last year’s £7.8m…

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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson fined by the FA after saying he would 'shoot' League One referees

Donacster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson has been fined £1,000 by the Football Association after saying he would “shoot” League One’s “appalling” referees following the 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Janaury 13. Ferguson hit out at referee Andy Haines in his post-match press comments, after claiming Rovers were denied a “blatant penalty”. When asked by BBC Radio Sheffield how he would like the FA to address the issue, the 45-year-old said: “The referees are part-time and the standard is appalling, their fitness levels…

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'Liver branding' surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

A liver surgeon who branded his initials on the livers of two patients has been fined £10,000. Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to write his initials on the organs of the anaesthetised patients in 2013 while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Bramhall, of Tarrington, Herefordshire, admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court. He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order. ‘Violated’ One of the victims, referred to in court as Patient A, received a donor organ in a life-saving operation carried…

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Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $ 650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach in 2015. While investigating the breach, the FTC found the firm had broken US laws governing the way data about children is gathered. The FTC said VTech also “failed to take reasonable steps” to secure that data. ‘Falling short’ VTech gathered a lot of data about children via its Kid Connect app…

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Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger confirms Alex Iwobi to be fined for 'unacceptable' behaviour

Alex Iwobi Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Alex Iwobi will be fined by Arsenal after partying until the early hours of Saturday morning ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed.  The 21-year-old forward was filmed dancing in central London at 2.37am on Saturday in a video uploaded to Snapchat, according to The Sun. He then played 90 minutes at the City Ground as the holders crashed out, going down 4-2 to Championship side Forest. Wenger said: “That is true. He will be fined. It…

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fined £8,000 after being sent to the stands against Swansea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge following his sending-off against Swansea. The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory after furiously protesting against the award of a Swansea goal-kick. Conte apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Masonfollowing the match at Stamford Bridge on November 29. The Football Association announced: “Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after…

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Verso Group data hoarder fined by UK watchdog

A company that specialises in asking the public to take part in “surveys” in which the answers are then used to target respondents with unsolicited marketing calls has been fined. An investigation found Verso Group had not been clear about what it was doing. The Hertfordshire-based company came to regulators’ attention after it was involved in one campaign that resulted in 46 million “nuisance calls” about payment protection insurance (PPI). It has been ordered to pay £80,000. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was the first such penalty following a…

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