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SFO agrees settlement with aircraft company

SFO agrees settlement with aircraft company

22 October 2020

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Airline Services Limited, an aircraft support company previously targeted by the country’s competition authority.

Senior trio to leave UK Serious Fraud Office

Senior trio to leave UK Serious Fraud Office

22 October 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office is set to lose its former co-head of fraud, chief investigator and the lawyer leading the proceeds of crime division.

People News: four financial crime barristers join London chambers

People News: four financial crime barristers join London chambers

19 October 2020

In the latest roundup, four barristers specialising in economic crime have joined a London chambers and a former foreign bribery prosecutor has joined a Washington, DC, firm.

Osofsky: SFO was too late to charge individuals in Rolls-Royce case

Osofsky: SFO was too late to charge individuals in Rolls-Royce case

13 October 2020

The UK’s anti-fraud agency didn’t charge anyone in its long-running Rolls-Royce investigation because most of the people it wanted to go after “turned out to be dead”, the head of the agency has said.

French Airbus prosecutor to join US law firm

French Airbus prosecutor to join US law firm

12 October 2020

Eric Russo, the prosecutor who led the French part of a multi-agency corruption investigation into aircraft manufacturer Airbus, is set to join the Parisian white-collar practice of US law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Former Unaoil exec sentenced to prison over Iraq bribes

Former Unaoil exec sentenced to prison over Iraq bribes

08 October 2020

Basil Al Jarah, a former partner in Iraq for Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to taking part in a bribery scheme to secure valuable oil contracts.

Ex-SFO lawyer: SAR regime not fit for purpose

Ex-SFO lawyer: SAR regime not fit for purpose

07 October 2020

A former lawyer at the UK’s anti-fraud agency has criticised the ineffectiveness of the system for reporting suspicious transactions in the US and the UK.

Former SFO lawyer questions DOJ’s integrity in unfair dismissal claim

Former SFO lawyer questions DOJ’s integrity in unfair dismissal claim

02 October 2020

US prosecutors were willing to do whatever necessary, “shady or not”, to beat the UK’s anti-fraud agency in securing a senior oil executive in a major bribery case, a former UK prosecutor has told an employment tribunal.

SFO criticised for “unsatisfactory” efforts to turn over material to ENRC

SFO criticised for “unsatisfactory” efforts to turn over material to ENRC

01 October 2020

A judge has chided the UK’s anti-fraud agency for failing to meet a deadline to disclose documents in a misfeasance lawsuit brought by Kazakh mining company ENRC.

Ex-SFO lawyer alleges US illegal evidence gathering triggered pub encounter

Ex-SFO lawyer alleges US illegal evidence gathering triggered pub encounter

01 October 2020

A former SFO prosecutor confronted an FBI agent in a London pub – an incident that led to his firing – because he believed the US official had illegally sent UK-obtained evidence to the US, an employment tribunal has heard.

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