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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (242)

Monday
Mar072016

UK bans former Deutsche Bank trader for LIBOR fraud

The UK Financial Conduct Authority Wednesday banned a former trader at Deutsche Bank AG from the UK financial services industry for "lacking honesty and integrity" following his guilty plea for fraud in the United States.

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Thursday
Feb252016

SFO charges two former tech execs with corruption

Two former executives of a UK company that supplies technology-based products to the metals industry were charged Thursday with bribery and corruption.

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Friday
Feb192016

UK enforcement: Sweett Group fined £2.25 million after Bribery Act conviction

Construction and professional services company Sweett Group plc was sentenced Friday in London and ordered to pay £2.25 million ($3.15 million) for bribing an official in the United Arab Emirates.

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Thursday
Feb182016

UK Bribery Act: Pre-trial agreements are a turning point for global enforcement

The first negotiated settlement of a corporate bribery investigation under the UK Bribery Act involved a deferred prosecution agreement between the Serious Fraud Office and ICBC Standard Bank. That case is a turning point in the enforcement history of the UK Bribery Act and, at a global level, it fuels the debate about the use of settlements to resolve foreign bribery charges.

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Friday
Feb122016

SFO director rehired for two more years

SFO Director David Green CB QC (Image courtesy fo the SFO)UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright said he extended the contract of the director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green, for two more years.

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Wednesday
Feb102016

UK courts: SFO clears legal privilege hurdle in bribery probe

An insight into the difficulties of establishing and protecting e-legal professional privilege arising from a bribery investigation was recently provided in a recent administrative law case. 

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Friday
Jan292016

Sixth LIBOR defendant acquitted in London

A jury in London Thursday acquitted a sixth defendant of manipulating LIBOR -- -- the benchmark interest rate banks pay to borrow money from each other in the London market.

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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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