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Ex-Barclays banker would have been insane to enter fraudulent agreement with Qatar, court hears

Ex-Barclays banker would have been insane to enter fraudulent agreement with Qatar, court hears

17 October 2019

A defence lawyer for a former Barclays banker suspected of fraud has dismissed the SFO’s case, calling it illogical and misconceived.

Ex-Afren CEO denied leave to appeal

Ex-Afren CEO denied leave to appeal

17 October 2019

The Court of Appeal in London has rejected the former CEO of collapsed oil company Afren’s attempt to overturn a fraud conviction.

Former Barclays bankers created fake audit trail for Qatari investments, court hears

Former Barclays bankers created fake audit trail for Qatari investments, court hears

11 October 2019

Three former Barclays executives used a memo to disguise extra payments paid to Qatari investors to secure a £3.95 billion investment in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis, a London court has heard.

Charged Barclays bankers: “None of us wants to go to jail here”

Charged Barclays bankers: “None of us wants to go to jail here”

10 October 2019

Two former Barclays executives had to convince themselves about the legitimacy of an illicit investment deal they entered into with investors from Qatar, according to prosecutors.

Former Barclays executives deceived lawyers about Qatari deals, court hears

Former Barclays executives deceived lawyers about Qatari deals, court hears

09 October 2019

Three former bankers at Barclays knowingly misled the bank’s lawyers about the sincerity of advisory agreements they signed with Qatari investors, prosecutors have alleged.

PNF: Google France failed to pay €190 million in tax

PNF: Google France failed to pay €190 million in tax

24 September 2019

Google Ireland will pay the lion’s share of a €500 million tax fine to settle claims that its French arm failed to pay the correct amount of tax over six years, according to the settlement document.

SFO confiscates £442,000 from convicted former Securency manager

SFO confiscates £442,000 from convicted former Securency manager

05 September 2019

Peter Chapman, a former business manager at Australian banknote manufacturer Securency, has been ordered to return his illicit gains from bribing an official in Nigeria.

DPAs should come with bigger fine discounts, says ex-SFO director

DPAs should come with bigger fine discounts, says ex-SFO director

02 September 2019

Despite championing the UK’s use of DPAs, the former director of the SFO Sir David Green QC says the system needs two “vital” changes to make the system more effective.

UK must do more to tackle “absolutely startling” levels of fraud

UK must do more to tackle “absolutely startling” levels of fraud

02 September 2019

People are mistaken if they think that money laundering is the biggest threat within the realm of economic crime, the director general of the UK’s NECC has said.

Former Johnson & Johnson execs to appeal against Greek bribery convictions

Former Johnson & Johnson execs to appeal against Greek bribery convictions

30 July 2019

A Greek court has sentenced three former executives at Johnson & Johnson to seven years in prison after their fraud and money laundering convictions.

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