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Posts Tagged: UK Serious Fraud Office

Barry Vitou: Is the SFO here to stay?

Barry Vitou, a partner in Pinsent Masons in London and head of their Global Corporate Crime Team, talked with me this week about the future of the SFO.

We also talked about the “Blockbuster Funding” the SFO uses for special investigations, morale at the organization, and the challenges the SFO faces dealing with the press, public, and its government masters.… Continue Reading

Will GPT be the SFO’s next BAE?

The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.… Continue Reading

Does an under-funded SFO violate UNCAC?

Bloomberg reported this week that an informed but unidentified and unauthorized person, presumably not the director, had revealed that the Serious Fraud Office was preparing to ask the UK’s Treasury to supplement its annual budget of $37 million by more than 50 per cent in connection with its investigation of market-rigging and bribery allegations.Continue Reading

Trial of Alstom UK unit starts in London

Image courtesy of AlstomThe trial of a UK subsidiary of Paris-based Alstom started Tuesday, with the Serious Fraud Office alleging in filings that the company paid $8.5 million in bribes for contracts in India, Poland, and Tunisia.… Continue Reading

Report: Choudhries dropped from UK Rolls Royce bribe probe

Image courtesy of Rolls RoyceA father and son arrested by the UK Serious Fraud Office during the investigation into allegations of bribery by jet engine maker Rolls Royce have been released from bail obligations, indicating they are likely to play no further role in the case.… Continue Reading