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You say they pleaded guilty and received a jail sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The six month jail sentence for people who do this is a joke. The Sun (2006)To do so knowing the attacker will at most receive a short jail sentence is an insult. The Sun (2006)So what is he doing to pass the time before facing a possible jail sentence next month? The Sun (2007)Her husband received a suspended jail sentence after hiding her decomposing body for two months. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was remanded in custody and warned he faces a jail sentence next month. The Sun (2010)Both men admitted conspiracy to defraud and received a suspended jail sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both men received suspended jail sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence. The Sun (2007)He admitted obtaining property by deception and was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence. The Sun (2008)He admitted fraud and was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence. The Sun (2015)They are on bail after appealing against a month 's jail sentence. The Sun (2010)She received a jail sentence of six weeks, suspended for a year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Only 21 per cent of knife offenders receive a jail sentence. The Sun (2010)He received an eight-year jail sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In 1978 more businessmen received jail sentences for illegal business practices than during the previous 89 years. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)He received a three-year jail sentence and a five-year driving ban. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the last month, two smuggling gangs who attempted to push their goods through Felixstowe have received tough jail sentences. The Sun (2009)
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