Intimidating a witness
Omozusi's lawyer asked judge Inigo Bing to pass a suspended sentence so his client could still play football.
But the judge refused, saying: 'It's a disaster for him.
He was player of the year at Leyton Orient in 2010.
A year later he's in the dock.' He told Omozusi: 'I see no reason to distinguish you from your co-defendants.'Former England Under-17 starlet Omozusi, who has also played for Norwich City and Charlton Athletic, made his last appearance for Orient last month in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at Brisbane Road.
This system can be very unfamiliar, difficult and intimidating.
Our Victim Witness Coordinators are here to walk with you through this process.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "attestation of fact, event, etc., from personal knowledge;" also "one who so testifies;" originally "knowledge, wit," formed from wit (n.) -ness.
Omozusi, 22, and currently playing for Leyton Orient, was found guilty at Snaresbrook crown court after originally being arrested in Liverpool back in May and exposed as a member of a notorious street gang.
The Victim Witness Services Division began in the District Attorney’s Office in 1979 as a pilot project and was the first such program in Tennessee.
It was not until 1998 that Tennessee adopted its Victims’ Rights Amendment that mandated the rights for victims.
Today, with funding from grants as well as from the state and city budgets, the division has 16 full-time Victim Witness Coordinators who are trained to meet the needs of victims of violent crime including such specialized areas as child sexual abuse, domestic violence and juvenile crime.
In the United Kingdom, witness intimidation is covered by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, section 51.
Under this act it is an offence to perform an act which is intended to and does intimidate a person who the offender knows or believes to be involved with a criminal case with the intention of disturbing the proceedings. § 1512, which defines it as "tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant." The punishment for such an offense is up to 20 years if physical force was used, attempted, or threatened. The Supreme Court ruled that Section 1512 had been misinterpreted by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and reversed the decision of the lower court which had found the firm guilty of violating the section.