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Rahul Rose: A flurry of failed judicial reviews against the SFO

Buried deep within the judgment rejecting Unaoil’s judicial review that I talked about in the prior post, Lord Justice Gross makes a very important point, namely that such challenges to Serious Fraud Office investigations should be “very rare."

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The International Anti-Corruption Academy, Part IV

In addition to the IACA's two-year masters program and its 10-day Summer Academy, IACA offers a series of more specific programs tailored to specialized audiences.

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B20 Task Force: Is it time for an international mechanism for resolving disputes?

The B20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-Corruption's latest report is out, and the former director of the UK's Serious Fraud Office told me that there has been some notable changes of detail in it.

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B20 Task Force: The world's governments and companies can end corruption

The former director of the UK Serious Fraud Office, Richard Alderman, shared with the FCPA Blog a Preliminary Study (pdf here) conducted by the B20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-Corruption that focuses on regulatory developments that could enhance the private sector's role in fighting global corruption.

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MPs blast work-at-home deal for former SFO chief

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) issued a report in July that set out a 'catalogue of errors and poor judgement' by Richard Alderman, the former director of the Serious Fraud Office, for the terms he agreed with the agency's former chief executive.

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Wal-Mart’s Victims Part VII: The Path Forward

After a brief end-of-the-semester hiatus we’re picking back up our series on Wal-Mart’s victims.  And we’re less than half-way through.

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Alderman apologizes for unauthorized payouts

The former director of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office wrote a letter of apology last week to the lawmakers who had criticized his handling of severance payments to at least three SFO staffers.

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SFO exit payments intended to avoid litigation, Alderman tells parliament 

Richard Alderman, former director of the U.K. Serious Fraud OfficeA U.K. parliamentary committee criticized former director Richard Alderman's sloppy handling of exit payments of £15,000 to two former staff but found no intentional wrongdoing.

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Hearing set into 'irregular payments' by SFO

Former chief executive officer of the U.K. Serious Fraud Ofice Phillipa WilliamsonA U.K. oversight panel will hold a hearing to investigate huge severance and pension payments from the Serious Fraud Office to its former CEO.

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'Irregular' payments to ex-CEO of SFO under investigation

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said yesterday that Director David Green has called for an investigation into huge exit payments made to the former CEO of the agency, calling them an 'unjustified expenditure.'

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New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption. . . .

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