Topic: Unaoil

SFO reviews pile on the pressure

UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.

28 July 2022

UK MP: appoint a non-executive SFO chair to avoid future leadership failure

01 July 2022

Third person convicted in UK Unaoil case launches appeal

Another former Iraq territory manager at the controversial Monaco consultancy wants his conviction thrown out over the SFO’s failure to disclose its contact with a non-legal “fixer”.

07 June 2022

Government review into SFO's Unaoil failures delayed

06 June 2022

UK official’s comment hints at disagreement over disclosure rules for fraud cases

The official’s comments appear to suggest a disconnect between the views of the Attorney General’s Office and the Serious Fraud Office, which is pushing for a change in the rules governing disclosure obligations in criminal cases.

22 April 2022

MPs reproach SFO director for evading Unaoil scrutiny

Politicians on Tuesday accused the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office of hiding behind an ongoing review of the agency to avoid questions about the high-profile collapse of two individual prosecutions in an international bribery investigation.

29 March 2022

Another conviction overturned in UK Unaoil case

A London appeal court has quashed the conviction of ex-SBM Offshore sales manager Paul Bond over the same disclosure failures that saw a former colleague’s conviction thrown out some three months earlier.

24 March 2022

Opposition MP says SFO review won’t fix “hopeless” anti-fraud record

10 February 2022

Politicians grill SFO director over Serco collapse

The head of the UK's Serious Fraud Office said she may apply to extend her time in charge of the agency during a parliamentary hearing where she was questioned about the collapse of two high-profile cases.

09 February 2022

Attorney general appoints former judge to lead Unaoil review

A retired UK high court judge is set to lead a review into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of the Unaoil case.

09 February 2022

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