Notorious killer, Jon Venables, convicted in 1993 at age 11 of the torture-murder of a 2-year-old Merseyside boy, was held until age 18 and then released on conditions and with a new identity to protect him from harassment.
In July 2010, after violating the conditions, Venables was sentenced to two years in jail for possessing and exchanging “violent” child pornography.
According to a Daily Telegraph report, the Ministry of Justice has accepted that it will have to supply Venables yet another new identity upon his eventual release — with set-up likely to cost the equivalent of almost $400,000 and security to run the equivalent of an additional $1.6 million a year.
Police in New Albany, Ind., arrested two alleged counterfeiters but believed that a much bigger operation was in play.
Subsequently, the Indiana State Police made a public plea for informants, focusing on the people most likely to be cheated by counterfeit money: local drug dealers.
“What we are asking today,” said ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin, “is we want all the drug dealers to call us. We want to get all of your information and exactly what happened in any of your dealings.”
Goodin added, “Trust us.”
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