Organisation: Serious Fraud Office (UK)

UK officially begins hunt for next SFO director

24 March 2023

Deadline passes for JLT disgorgement funds to be credited to UK action

The DOJ said in March 2022 that it would credit JLT up to 100% of its $29 million US disgorgement, payable in connection with an Ecuadorean corruption case, if the company resolved similar facts with the SFO within a year.

24 March 2023

All change at UK enforcement agencies as CPS leader announces departure

The former director of the SFO told GIR that the UK’s prosecution agencies require new leaders who have a clear mission and the courage to take on difficult cases.

22 March 2023

SFO secures forfeiture of Operation Car Wash-linked funds

A London court has granted the Serious Fraud Office its largest-ever account forfeiture order for funds allegedly stemming from a Brazilian corruption scandal.

17 March 2023

Autonomy founder hopes to overturn US extradition

UK businessman Mike Lynch has asked a London court for permission to appeal against a decision to extradite him to the US where he faces fraud charges over the sale of a software company he co-founded.

15 March 2023

SFO: decision to investigate ENRC didn’t hinge on Gerrard leaks

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has told a London court that it received intelligence from various sources besides ENRC’s former solicitor before deciding to investigate the Kazakh miner.

14 March 2023

Former G4S execs acquitted after SFO ends prosecution

A London court entered not-guilty verdicts for Richard Morris, Mark Preston and James Jardine after the Serious Fraud Office offered no evidence against them following a nine-year investigation.

10 March 2023

SFO wins first DPA-related conviction

For the first time in 16 attempts, the Serious Fraud Office secured the conviction of an individual in a case where a company entered into a deferred prosecution agreement over related misconduct.

03 March 2023

Glencore sentenced to pay $700 million for bribery scheme

A New York judge also ordered the commodities trader to pay $30 million in restitution to a company that was found to have been a victim of Glencore’s conduct in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

28 February 2023

SFO’s top investigator: “We punch well above our weight”

The chief investigator at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office highlighted some factors behind the agency’s recent successes and outlined areas where it can improve.

27 February 2023

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