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First Bribery Act Charges Allege Domestic Graft reported Wednesday that a court official in London is the first person charged under Section 2 of the Bribery Act.

It’s a domestic bribery case — not an overseas matter — and the charges were brought by the U.K. Crown Prosecution Service instead of the Serious Fraud Office.

Munir Patel — an administrative clerk at the Redbridge Magistrates’ Court, Ilford, London — was charged with soliciting and accepting a £500 bribe on August 1 this year.

He was arrested on August 4 and placed in custody.

Patel was charged under Section 2 of the Bribery Act with requesting and receiving a bribe intending to improperly perform his functions.

“While the SFO is the lead prosecution agency for the Bribery Act,” according to, “its focus is on serious fraud and in particular international bribery.”

Here’s another report from the blog of the Crown Prosecution Service.

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