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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (256)

Friday
Jul132018

SFO issues arrest warrant for mining CEO

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it issued an arrest warrant for the CEO of Eurasian Resources Group after he failed to appear in court during an ongoing corruption investigation.

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Wednesday
Jul112018

Martin Kenney on UK enforcement: Repay what you stole, or stay in prison

It is refreshing that a convicted fraudster, who is already serving a custodial sentence for his original crime, has had his sentence increased due to his failure to repay millions of dollars to his victims.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

SFO charges Unaoil for Iraq bribes

Unaoil's lawyer Jo Rickards of Mishcon de ReyaThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it brought criminal charges against the Monaco-based intermediary that allegedly paid bribes in Iraq to help two companies win energy-related contracts.

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Monday
Jun042018

New SFO director is an American lawyer

Lisa Osofsky (Image courtesy of Exiger)The UK attorney general Monday appointed an American lawyer with experience at the DOJ and in the private sector to head the Serious Fraud Office.

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Wednesday
May022018

Susan Hawley: UK court limits legal privilege under DPA to protect individual’s right to fair trial

A UK High Court ruled on April 19 that if it had jurisdiction to do so, it would have found unlawful the SFO’s failure to require full witness accounts from a company subject to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in order to ensure a fair trial for individuals.

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Friday
Mar232018

SFO recovers oil company bribe money from Chad diplomats

The UK Serious Fraud Office Thursday won recovery of £4.4 million ($6.2 million) from two Chad diplomats who took bribes from a Canada oil company in the United States and Canada.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

David Green: UK DPAs aren't ‘cosy’ agreements

Anti-corruption is and will remain firmly on the agenda, said UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green at a recent GoodCorporation business ethics debate at the House of Lords in London.

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Monday
Feb122018

Feds end FCPA investigation of Core Labs in Unaoil scandal

Amsterdam-based Core Laboratories N.V. said in a U.S. securities filing Monday that the DOJ and SEC have both closed investigations into the company's dealings with Unaoil and won't bring any enforcement action.

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Thursday
Feb082018

Feds open new GSK China bribery investigation

GlaxoSmithKline said in a securities filing Wednesday that the DOJ and SEC asked for information about third-party advisers the company hired in China during a corruption investigation there.

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Thursday
Jan182018

SFO launches bribery probe into defense technology firm

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has opened a criminal investigation into Chemring Group PLC and a subsidiary for bribery, corruption, and money laundering.

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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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