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SFO charges Airbus GPT and individuals in Saudi bribery case

SFO charges Airbus GPT and individuals in Saudi bribery case

30 July 2020

The former British army officer who blew the whistle on the alleged bribery almost a decade ago said: “I am very pleased we have crossed the start line.”

SFO targets London property in Operation Car Wash-linked probe

SFO targets London property in Operation Car Wash-linked probe

21 July 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office is conducting an investigation into whether a £5 million property linked to a consultant implicated in a sweeping Brazilian corruption probe was purchased with illicit funds.

Judge approves “unprecedented” fraud DPA with G4S subsidiary

Judge approves “unprecedented” fraud DPA with G4S subsidiary

17 July 2020

A judge has said that G4S Care & Justice’s £44.5 million DPA with the SFO is the toughest agreed in the UK to date, as he approved the settlement.

Unaoil convictions a “hollow victory” for SFO after misconduct allegations

Unaoil convictions a “hollow victory” for SFO after misconduct allegations

16 July 2020

The SFO’s conduct in the Unaoil investigation has cast a shadow on a much-needed prosecutorial victory, but experts say the UK’s leading anti-fraud agency will survive the affair.

G4S subsidiary agrees settlement with SFO

G4S subsidiary agrees settlement with SFO

10 July 2020

Prison services contractor G4S Care & Justice has reached a £44.5 million deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO linked to a prisoner-monitoring contract.

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

03 June 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office has said it has made changes to the way it allocates resources following criticism from a review body about the pace of its investigations.

Ex-SBM Offshore exec tells court he was merely a salesman

Ex-SBM Offshore exec tells court he was merely a salesman

13 March 2020

A former SBM Offshore executive, who is accused of bribery offences, told a London court that he had little authority to make significant decisions at the Dutch oil company.

Prosecutor quizzes ex-Unaoil official on 2009 meeting

Prosecutor quizzes ex-Unaoil official on 2009 meeting

11 March 2020

Prosecutors have said a former Unaoil executive had an “odd” hotel bedroom meeting with an Iraqi official that he stands accused of conspiring to bribe.

SFO allegations labelled “bananas” in Barclays-Qatar fraud trial

SFO allegations labelled “bananas” in Barclays-Qatar fraud trial

21 February 2020

Counsel to a former Barclays executive has accused the prosecution of scraping the bottom of the barrel for allegations that the bank signed a fraudulent investment deal with Qatar in 2008.

SFO told to “look at a dictionary” in Barclays-Qatar trial

SFO told to “look at a dictionary” in Barclays-Qatar trial

19 February 2020

A former Barclays executive’s Silk has slammed the SFO during an ongoing fraud trial for misconstruing comments made by senior members of the UK bank.

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