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Entries in United Kingdom (135)


Property manager for UK royals convicted of graft

The Queen’s former deputy property manager was convicted Tuesday of taking bribes and kickbacks to award contracts and push for a Royal Warrant.

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Martin Kenney: UK fraud is up, police budgets are down. Criminals cheer

Fraud is costing the UK a staggering £193 billion ($282 billion) a year, according to a new report.

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Brexit: What happens to UK financial regulations?

The job of the UK's top financial regulator includes enforcing requirements to designate compliance officers with defined professional roles and duties.

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PM Cameron announces beneficial owner registry for foreign companies holding or buying UK property

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an international anti-corruption summit in London Thursday and used the event to announce steps to end the secret ownership of property in the UK by foreigners.

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Panama Papers: RBS, NatWest disclose FCA inquiry

Two related UK banks said in separate U.S. securities filings that the UK's top financial regulator has asked for information about any relationship the banks had with the Panama law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak or with any individuals named in media coverage about the story.

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UK courts: Djibouti government loses corruption claim against politically connected businessman

Abdourahman Mohamed Mahmoud BorehLondon’s commercial court recently dismissed, in fairly trenchant terms, a corruption-related claim brought by the Djibouti government against Abdourahman Boreh, the man credited with being instrumental in the development of the country’s strategically important and successful port, oil storage, and duty free facilities.

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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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In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Freezing orders: An opportunity to obtain information?

In any word association game, "tracing, proprietary and yawn" would probably make a good grouping. However, the importance of the former two for a potential bribery victim in carrying out investigations and conducting disciplinary proceedings was recently underscored in a decision involving the UK’s largest housebuilder.

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TI: UK AML supervision is an unworkable mish-mash

Transparency International released a report Monday calling for a radical overhaul of the UK’s anti-money laundering system.

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U.S. and UK risk assessments differ on real estate-related AML

The United States and United Kingdom recently published comprehensive money laundering risk assessments through the UK’s National Risk Assessment and the U.S.’s National Money Laundering Risk Assessment.

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Terrorists and their money: UK money-laundering risk assessment finds big enforcement gaps

Last month the UK’s Treasury and Home Office published the first national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing in the UK.

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