Topic: Unaoil

SFO leaders reveal hiring woes

Nearly one in five roles at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office are vacant or filled by temporary workers as the agency admits it struggles to recruit “ambitious people”.

20 October 2022

SFO reviewers detail “endemic” resourcing issues

The authors of two reports into failings at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office said a lack of resources is the biggest issue the agency faces.

19 October 2022

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

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