Man harassed landlords' tenants

Albert Sandi

Albert Sandi

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TENANTS were harassed by a man acting on behalf of their landlords, a court was told.

Albert Sandi was given a conditional discharge for his part in a scheme of harassment when he appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday.

Sandi, 53, was acting on behalf of two men when he harassed tenants in Rose Hill.

Sandi had admitted a charge of unlawful harassment by a landlord and/or agent at an earlier court hearing on March 6.

Timothy Boswell, prosecuting, said: “The two landlords were the real villains in this case.

“Mr Sandi was the one who was recruited to be the one on the ground.”

Kate O’Raghallaigh, defending, said: “Mr Sandi admits to his part in this, although it is actually relatively limited.”

Judge Mary-Jane Mowat said: “I accept he didn’t have much option, as he had to keep his accommodation.”

Judge Mowat added: “You were clearly under pressure from landlords to do what you were doing and you were in a vulnerable position.”

The court was told that Sandi was not in a financial position to be able to pay any costs.

Sandi was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

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1:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates
"O’Raghallaigh" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic?
One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates "O’Raghallaigh" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -3

5:54pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Quentin Walker says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates
"O’Raghallaig
h" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic?
Gaelic or PC, it did the job.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates "O’Raghallaig h" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic?[/p][/quote]Gaelic or PC, it did the job. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Quentin Walker says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates
"O’Raghallaig
h" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic?
Gaelic or PC, it did the job.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates "O’Raghallaig h" appears to translate as O'Reilly or Riley. Did she address the Judge in Gaelic?[/p][/quote]Gaelic or PC, it did the job. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

JanetJ says...

Presume the landlords are in Court next?
Presume the landlords are in Court next? JanetJ
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

JanetJ wrote:
Presume the landlords are in Court next?
Maybe. or perhaps they've returned to another country. Wonder how happy the tenants are with this result?
[quote][p][bold]JanetJ[/bold] wrote: Presume the landlords are in Court next?[/p][/quote]Maybe. or perhaps they've returned to another country. Wonder how happy the tenants are with this result? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Zaxharias Ziegla says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates
"O’RaghallaighNo, she was more likely talking in 'Garlic,' which like the current state of British Justice has a strange pungency. Mind you, if old AS turned up on your doorstep, even with a bible in his hand, you'd probably accept a text, or even consider joining the JWs!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates "O’RaghallaighNo, she was more likely talking in 'Garlic,' which like the current state of British Justice has a strange pungency. Mind you, if old AS turned up on your doorstep, even with a bible in his hand, you'd probably accept a text, or even consider joining the JWs! Zaxharias Ziegla
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Zaxharias Ziegla says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates
"O’RaghallaighNo, she was more likely talking in 'Garlic,' which like the current state of British Justice has a strange pungency. Mind you, if old AS turned up on your doorstep, even with a bible in his hand, you'd probably accept a text, or even consider joining the JWs!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he was appearing in Crown Court when his sentence could just as easily (and considerably more cheaply) have been imposed by magistrates "O’RaghallaighNo, she was more likely talking in 'Garlic,' which like the current state of British Justice has a strange pungency. Mind you, if old AS turned up on your doorstep, even with a bible in his hand, you'd probably accept a text, or even consider joining the JWs! Zaxharias Ziegla
  • Score: 0

11:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

rabbitrr says...

Why wasnt he jailed? He certainly should have been, along with the landlords when (if) they ever catch up with them that is.
Why wasnt he jailed? He certainly should have been, along with the landlords when (if) they ever catch up with them that is. rabbitrr
  • Score: -1

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