Topic: Trials

SFO: decision to investigate ENRC didn’t hinge on Gerrard leaks

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has told a London court that it received intelligence from various sources besides ENRC’s former solicitor before deciding to investigate the Kazakh miner.

14 March 2023

Former G4S execs acquitted after SFO ends prosecution

A London court entered not-guilty verdicts for Richard Morris, Mark Preston and James Jardine after the Serious Fraud Office offered no evidence against them following a nine-year investigation.

10 March 2023

SFO secures conviction in office refurbishment bribery case

Roger Dewhirst pleaded guilty in May 2022 for two counts of breaching the UK Bribery Act, prior to a trial where three co-defendants were recently acquitted.

13 February 2023

UK convicts financiers of defrauding Libyan sovereign wealth fund

08 December 2022

Lisa Osofsky: non-cooperating companies won’t get DPAs

The head of the UK’s anti-fraud office said at a conference in New York that the agency considers prosecution as the only option for companies that fail to engage during an investigation, singling out Petrofac and GPT as recent examples.

29 November 2022

Turkish government calls out “demeaning” Halkbank prosecution

The Turkish government said the DOJ’s prosecution of Halkbank has strained political ties between the two countries, describing the US criminal case as “a demeaning move against Türkiye’s dignity”.

25 November 2022

Sweden closes China-focused Ericsson bribery investigation

Leif Görts, the prosecutor in Sweden’s National Anti-Corruption Unit who led the investigation, told GIR that he closed the probe because his office could not identify the recipients of suspected bribes.

15 November 2022

Glencore fined £281m in UK over Africa bribery schemes

A Glencore subsidiary received the UK’s highest-ever penalty for a corporate criminal conviction after a judge found that bribery was “part of the culture” on the trader’s West Africa oil desk.

03 November 2022

Glencore office in Switzerland doled out cash bribes, court hears

A prosecutor described how Glencore executives flew to African countries in private jets packed with cash bribes, as the commodity trader’s UK subsidiary awaits its sentence on Thursday.

02 November 2022

US court dismisses Libor-rigging charges against convicted ex-trader

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A Manhattan federal court has thrown out a ten-year-old indictment against Tom Hayes, a British former trader who was convicted in the UK in 2015 for manipulating an interest rate benchmark.

31 October 2022

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