Region: United Kingdom

SFO director reported to MPs over “factual misstatements”

21 February 2022

UK to compensate Nigerian people from Amec Foster Wheeler DPA funds

The UK has reached an agreement with the Nigerian government to return £210,000 that the Serious Fraud Office obtained in a recent corruption settlement with oilfield services company Amec Foster Wheeler.

21 February 2022

SFO carried out no property raids last year

The  Serious Fraud Office did not undertake any property raids from October 2020 to September 2021, according to freedom of information request data obtained by a consultancy firm.

21 February 2022

Standard Chartered reports flurry of internal bribery probes

In-house investigators at UK lender Standard Chartered launched on average at least one internal bribery probe per week in 2021.

17 February 2022

UK set to scrap golden visas over dirty money concerns

17 February 2022

Brazilian miner’s bribery case against Steinmetz collapses

Steinmetz’s lawyer questioned Vale’s motive for suddenly ending the lawsuit after apparently realising its fraud claim had run out of time.

15 February 2022

UK tax authority seizes NFTs in fraud probe

14 February 2022

Counsel Watch: Lawyers appointed to investigate SFO failings

In the latest Counsel Watch, two veteran London lawyers have been hired to conduct separate reviews into failings on high-profile Serious Fraud Office probes, and a Dutch law firm has sued the country’s prosecutors over alleged privilege violations.

11 February 2022

Opposition MP says SFO review won’t fix “hopeless” anti-fraud record

10 February 2022

DOJ: Lynch extradition tussle could run until 2023

10 February 2022

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