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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (246)

Thursday
Nov302017

SFO charges former SBM execs for Iraq bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged two former executives of Dutch oil services firm SBM Offshore NV for allegedly funneling bribes to officials in Iraq through intermediary Unaoil.

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Whistleblower: ‘I have now heard from the SFO and SEC’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I would like to update you on the progress I made with my whistleblower claims since I wrote to you earlier this month.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found "inaccuracies in filings" made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Monday
Oct302017

Rahul Rose: Did F.H. Bertling ever repent and reform?

Image courtesy of F.H. BertlingNot much has changed at the F.H. Bertling Group since a former UK division and a number of top-level employees pleaded guilty. The logistics company continues to employ a corruption-convicted director, and its UK business appears to be going from strength to strength.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

UK Enforcement: F.H Bertling and six employees guilty of overseas bribery

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday that F.H Bertling Ltd and six current and former employees were convicted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments to an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol.

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Friday
Sep082017

Fund dumps Petrofac shares on SFO probe concerns

An American mutual fund manager said in an SEC filing today that it sold all shares it held in Petrofac because of an ongoing corruption investigation by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.

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Friday
Sep082017

Enforcement agencies to world: New technologies raise bar for due diligence

The growing complexity of third-party relationships, and the immediate regulatory and reputational risks of those third parties has procurement teams, compliance officers and legal departments working to figure out the best way to proceed.

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Friday
Aug112017

Top five agencies investigating FCPA-related cases globally

The five government agencies with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations as of today, according to FCPA Tracker, are:

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Thursday
Jun222017

UK enforcement: Charging Barclays is a good first step to ending corporate impunity

Until the SFO announced its charges against Barclays, not a single UK bank or individual had faced criminal prosecution for their role in the financial crisis of 2008.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

UK charges Barclays, four former executives for Qatar fund raising

The UK Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges Tuesday against Barclays Plc and four individuals for offenses allegedly committed when the bank sought huge loans from sources in Qatar during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Wednesday
Jun142017

Top five agencies worldwide pursuing FCPA-related investigations

The five government agencies with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations this week are:

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Thursday
May252017

Petrofac suspends COO during bribe probe

Oilfield services firm Petrofac said Thursday it suspended its chief operating officer Marwan Chedid during a corruption investigation.

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