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Former SFO case controller labelled “a pawn” in US-UK Unaoil dispute

Former SFO case controller labelled “a pawn” in US-UK Unaoil dispute

30 September 2020

A former senior UK prosecutor faced accusations that he exaggerated his role in a blockbuster corruption investigation during a bruising hearing in an unfair dismissal lawsuit that he has brought against the country’s anti-fraud agency.

Rio Tinto and purported whistleblower settle employment dispute

Rio Tinto and purported whistleblower settle employment dispute

28 September 2020

The parties resolved a complaint that has drawn the attention of the SFO and financial regulators in four countries ahead of a hearing to consider the UK’s jurisdiction over the matter.

SFO approves G4S reviewer

SFO approves G4S reviewer

14 September 2020

G4S’s compliance with a UK DPA to resolve fraud linked to prison monitoring contracts will be overseen by the Big Four firm that audited the company at the time of the misconduct.

SFO charges three former G4S execs with fraud

SFO charges three former G4S execs with fraud

08 September 2020

The UK SFO has charged three former executives of prison services contractor G4S over an alleged scheme to defraud the country’s Ministry of Justice.

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.”

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.

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.

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