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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (235)

Wednesday
Jan272016

Five acquitted in London LIBOR trial

Five individuals were acquitted of conspiracy to defraud by a jury at London's Southwark Crown Court Wednesday in the UK Serious Fraud Office's ongoing criminal prosecutions for manipulating LIBOR -- the interest rate banks pay to borrow money from each other in the London market.

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Monday
Jan042016

Eight stories from 2015 that moved the needle

It was a year of the broken windows enforcement policy, when the SEC and DOJ brought small enforcement actions but no blockbusters. But there was still plenty to talk about in 2015.

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Friday
Dec112015

Indonesia jails two for Innospec bribery

Indonesia authorities said that as part of the global investigation into chemical maker Innospec Inc, two individuals were convicted and sentenced for bribery offenses.

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Wednesday
Dec022015

SFO: Sweett Group admits overseas bribery

The Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday that Sweett Group plc has admitted an offense under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 for conduct in the Middle East.

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Monday
Nov302015

SFO: In first DPA, ICBC Standard Bank fined $33 million for failing to prevent Tanzania bribes

ICBC Standard Bank agreed to pay about $33 million in penalties and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement for failing to prevent overseas corruption, the UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday.

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Monday
Nov162015

Martin Kenney: The SFO has a big stick and is ready to use it

I had to catch my breath when I read the the speech by Ben Morgan, joint head of the UK Serious Fraud Office Bribery and Corruption Unit.

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Thursday
Oct292015

SFO to companies with compliance problems: This is how you deal with us

Ben Morgan, the joint head of the bribery and corruption unit at the UK Serious Fraud Office, spoke Thursday morning to the Annual Anti Bribery and Corruption Forum in London.

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Wednesday
Sep092015

David Green: Why do SFO investigations take so long?

The director of the UK Serious Fraud Office spoke Monday at the annual Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium at Jesus College.

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Wednesday
Aug052015

After first Libor trial, UK jails convicted trader 14 years

The first defendant to go on trial in the UK as part of the Serious Fraud Office's criminal investigation into the manipulation of Libor was convicted and sentenced Monday at Southwark Crown Court.

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Monday
Aug032015

SFO launches probe of Soma Oil and Gas

Somali Minister of National Resources Abdirizak Omar Mohamed and Lord Howard of Lympne, chairman of SOMA, on August 6, 2013 (Image courtesy of Soma)The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation into Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Monday
Jul272015

SFO wins forfeiture for DOJ in Griffiths Energy case

The UK High Court upheld a forfeiture order sought by the Serious Fraud Office at the request of U.S. authorities against $6.8 million linked to the sale of shares in a Canadian energy company.

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Thursday
Jul162015

SFO scorecard: 78% conviction rate, 16 new investigations, 30 defendants await trial

The UK Serious Fraud Office filed its annual report for the year ended March 31, 2015 with the government Tuesday.

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