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Entries in SFO (12)

Tuesday
Sep172019

Do UK DPAs throw individuals under the bus?

It is five years since Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) came into force in the UK. In that time they have become such an established part of the corporate crime landscape that any UK-based company which is under investigation for fraud or bribery by the SFO will now give serious thought to pursuing a DPA.

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Thursday
Jun202019

American head of the SFO pulls the plug on hopeless cases

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) enjoys a mixed reputation as far as other law enforcement agencies are concerned, in particular the police.

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Friday
Jun142019

Can the SFO really use ‘participating informants’ to prosecute bribery?

The strong-arm tactics employed by federal prosecutors in the United States may be about to hit the UK, thanks to the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) new head, Lisa Osofsky, a former FBI lawyer. It will be interesting to see how her approach to law enforcement goes down with the normally more reserved culture of the UK.

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Monday
Feb252019

UK ends graft investigations of GSK and individuals at Rolls-Royce

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it has closed bribery investigations into UK-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC and individuals at subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC.

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Friday
Dec212018

Former Alstom UK director jailed for ‘sophisticated’ corruption

A former global sales director for Alstom Power Ltd was jailed for four years and six months Friday for his role in a conspiracy to bribe Lithuanian officials to win two contracts worth $274 million. 

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Friday
Aug172018

SFO charges two for South Korea bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged two former employees of an instrument and monitoring company over corrupt payments to South Korean officials.

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Thursday
Jun192014

With final two convictions, SFO closes Innospec prosecution

Two former executives of Delaware-based Innospec were found guilty Wednesday in London of bribing Indonesian officials to buy the company's gasoline additive.

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Monday
Jun162014

UK authorizes SFO to prosecute Alstom and execs

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is pursuing its investigation of alleged corruption at Paris-based Alstom now that the Attorney General has given the agency permission to prosecute the company and former employees for alleged overseas bribery, if deemed appropriate.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

UK convicts nine in $117 million boiler room scam

An Australian ringleader and his British co-conspirators have been found guilty of defrauding investors of more than $117 million in the UK's biggest boiler-room prosecution, the Serious Fraud Office said.

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Thursday
Feb062014

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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Tuesday
Jan142014

Resource: Hughes Hubbard Winter 2013 Alert 

Hughes Hubbard's FCPA/Anti-Bribery 2013 Alert is a 432-page report covering an expansive list of corruption enforcement, including FCPA and related actions in 2013, plus a retrospective of the major FCPA cases since 2005.

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Tuesday
Nov192013

Did the SFO use U.K. press laws to muzzle reports?

The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) obtained an order from a British judge last month forbidding the Wall Street Journal from printing the names of dozens of individuals who are expected to be named as co-conspirators in the SFO’s investigation of the London interbank offer rate (LIBOR).

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