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SFO director: covid-19 has “created opportunities for criminals”

SFO director: covid-19 has “created opportunities for criminals”

08 September 2020

Lisa Osofsky, the director of the UK Serious Fraud Office, has said that the agency stands “ready and keen” to take on cases linked to the covid-19 pandemic.

Second Unaoil exec sentenced in UK over bribery in Iraq

Second Unaoil exec sentenced in UK over bribery in Iraq

30 July 2020

Former Unaoil executive Stephen Whiteley has received a three-year prison sentence for his role in a bribery scheme to secure $800 million in Iraqi oil contracts.

Former Unaoil exec sentenced in UK over Iraq bribery scheme

Former Unaoil exec sentenced in UK over Iraq bribery scheme

23 July 2020

A UK court sentenced a former territory manager at Monaco oil consultancy Unaoil to five years in prison for bribery offences hours after fresh details of a spat between US and UK prosecutors during the investigation became public.

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

23 July 2020

In the latest counsel watch, the Estonian government has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to advise the country on money laundering issues, and a former UK Serious Fraud Office lawyer helps G4S secure a deferred prosecution agreement with the agency.

The G4S DPA: a more flexible approach to resolving SFO investigations?

The G4S DPA: a more flexible approach to resolving SFO investigations?

23 July 2020

The degree of oversight that has been imposed in G4S’s £44.5 million DPA has seen it described as “unprecedented and more stringent” than any that have gone before it, but companies should not be too quick to assume that the agreement sets a precedent for future cases, write Camilla de Silva and Tom Bowen at Simmons & Simmons in London.

SFO struggling to serve confiscation order against Gulnara Karimova

SFO struggling to serve confiscation order against Gulnara Karimova

26 June 2020

A judge has granted the UK Serious Fraud Office an additional six months to hand Gulnara Karimova a civil recovery order because the agency has yet to contact her in Uzbekistan.

Rolls-Royce bribery compliance reports to remain private

Rolls-Royce bribery compliance reports to remain private

23 June 2020

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has ruled that reports about Rolls-Royce’s efforts to fix failings in its anti-bribery systems following a blockbuster settlement must remain confidential.

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

27 March 2020

“The speed with which Airbus was able to pay the fine raises real questions about whether the global DPA has really impacted the company’s bottom line,” said an anti-corruption campaigner.

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

04 March 2020

“This is part of our policy here at the PNF: that companies are not the only ones that are accountable for corrupt practices, but individuals are also accountable for the conduct,” a senior French prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

SFO Libor investigation costs revealed

SFO Libor investigation costs revealed

03 March 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office spent £36 million over seven years on sweeping financial industry investigations into the rigging of two significant benchmark rates.

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