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Friday, 28 March 2014

SFO charges three brokers in Libor investigation

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has charged three former ICAP brokers in connection with the manipulation of Libor, the agency said in a statement. Danny Wilkinson, 47, Darrell Read, 49, and Colin Goodman, 52, who all worked for brokerage company ICAP, have been charged with conspiring to defraud between 2006 and 2010. Kingsley Napley is advising Read; Byrne & Partners is acting as counsel to Wilkinson; and Jane Solicitors is representing Goodman. Last month, the SFO charged three former Barclays bankers in relation to the Libor investigation.

Japan and Vietnam cooperate in bribery probe

The Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office and government investigators in Vietnam are jointly investigating claims that a Tokyo-based company paid US$1.3 million to foreign officials to win contracts, according to Voice of America. Tamio Kakinuma, the head of Japan Transportation Consultants, told Japanese prosecutors that bribes had been paid to secure a rail project funded by Japan’s Official Development Assistance in Vietnam, according to local news reports.

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