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New SFO director is an American lawyer

Lisa Osofsky (Image courtesy of Exiger)The UK attorney general Monday appointed an American lawyer with experience at the DOJ and in the private sector to head the Serious Fraud Office.

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Susan Hawley: UK court limits legal privilege under DPA to protect individual’s right to fair trial

A UK High Court ruled on April 19 that if it had jurisdiction to do so, it would have found unlawful the SFO’s failure to require full witness accounts from a company subject to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in order to ensure a fair trial for individuals.

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SFO recovers oil company bribe money from Chad diplomats

The UK Serious Fraud Office Thursday won recovery of £4.4 million ($6.2 million) from two Chad diplomats who took bribes from a Canada oil company in the United States and Canada.

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David Green: UK DPAs aren't ‘cosy’ agreements

Anti-corruption is and will remain firmly on the agenda, said UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green at a recent GoodCorporation business ethics debate at the House of Lords in London.

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Feds end FCPA investigation of Core Labs in Unaoil scandal

Amsterdam-based Core Laboratories N.V. said in a U.S. securities filing Monday that the DOJ and SEC have both closed investigations into the company's dealings with Unaoil and won't bring any enforcement action.

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Feds open new GSK China bribery investigation

GlaxoSmithKline said in a securities filing Wednesday that the DOJ and SEC asked for information about third-party advisers the company hired in China during a corruption investigation there.

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SFO launches bribery probe into defense technology firm

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has opened a criminal investigation into Chemring Group PLC and a subsidiary for bribery, corruption, and money laundering.

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SFO charges former SBM execs for Iraq bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged two former executives of Dutch oil services firm SBM Offshore NV for allegedly funneling bribes to officials in Iraq through intermediary Unaoil.

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Whistleblower: ‘I have now heard from the SFO and SEC’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I would like to update you on the progress I made with my whistleblower claims since I wrote to you earlier this month.

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Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found "inaccuracies in filings" made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Rahul Rose: Did F.H. Bertling ever repent and reform?

Image courtesy of F.H. BertlingNot much has changed at the F.H. Bertling Group since a former UK division and a number of top-level employees pleaded guilty. The logistics company continues to employ a corruption-convicted director, and its UK business appears to be going from strength to strength.

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UK Enforcement: F.H Bertling and six employees guilty of overseas bribery

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday that F.H Bertling Ltd and six current and former employees were convicted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments to an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol.

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