Region: Africa & Middle East

SFO strengthens ties with Angolan counterparts

11 May 2022

Senior UK officials orchestrated decades of Saudi bribes, court hears

“This indictment does not begin to plumb the depths of what the UK government has been involved in since the 1970s,” a defence barrister told a London court.

09 May 2022

NCA recovers over $23 million in stolen funds from Nigeria

06 May 2022

UK defence officials “were aware of and facilitated” middlemen payments

The Serious Fraud Office has told a London court that UK government officials introduced a defence company to a consulting group that paid bribes to help the business win military contracts in Saudi Arabia.

06 May 2022

SFO: UK defence contractors bribed Saudis

Jurors were told that two former defence contractors were “at the heart” of a scheme to funnel bribes to high-ranking Saudi officials to secure military contracts for a now-defunct Airbus subsidiary.

05 May 2022

SFO seizes nearly £600,000 in alleged Petrofac bribes

A London court has approved a Serious Fraud Office request to seize £567,000 from a now-deceased businessman accused of paying bribes on behalf of oil services company Petrofac.

29 April 2022

Freight company settles with OFAC for $6 million

OFAC said Toll Holdings’ compliance measures “failed to keep up with the pace and complexity of its growing operations”.

25 April 2022

Swedish prosecutor: media reports contributed to new Ericsson probe

The Swedish prosecutor leading a new investigation into allegations of bribery in Iraq by telecoms company Ericsson told GIR his primary focus is determining the culpability of individuals.

25 April 2022

Sweden opens new Ericsson probe over Iraq bribery claims

21 April 2022

Swiss prosecutors open war crimes case over looted diesel shipments

Federal prosecutors in Switzerland are investigating “unknown persons” for the war crime of pillaging after receiving a complaint from an NGO.

20 April 2022

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