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“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
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
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
Companies in the UK aren’t required to report their misconduct to the Serious Fraud Office, but a recent high court judgment concluded that a company has a moral obligation to do so, argue Herbert Smith Freehills partners Brian Spiro, Rob Hunt and senior associate Jessica Chappatte.
03 May 2022
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
The UK’s anti-fraud agency has issued requests for communications and financial documents as part of an ongoing fraud investigation into businesses owned by businessman Sanjeev Gupta.
27 April 2022
Susan Hawley of anti-corruption NGO Spotlight on Corruption called for reforms to address the enforcement crisis, including large budget increases and a public inquiry.
27 April 2022
US prosecutors are accusing a UK and a Spanish citizen of conspiring with programmer Virgil Griffith to evade US sanctions on North Korea by providing the country with blockchain and cryptocurrency services.
26 April 2022
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