The judicial approval required for UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements raises the issue as to whether and to what extent the Courts must be satisfied that such settlements comply with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.… Continue Reading
This month, Transparency International published its survey of the UK’s AML enforcement and confiscation systems, particularly in relation to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) defined “grand corruption” (bribe-taking or kickbacks, extortion, self-dealing, conflicts of interest, and embezzlement from the national treasuries).… Continue Reading
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
Recovering profits from accessories of bribe beneficiaries and secret commissions were respectively considered in two recent UK appellate decisions, one released earlier this month and another on Wednesday.
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The first case, which came before the Court of Appeal, opens with a somewhat bemusing reference to the first instance of bribery in classical times:
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When Odysseus penetrated the underworld, he encountered, among many other ghosts, that of Eriphyle whom Homer (Od.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) acknowledges each year the efforts of those who make our world a more crime and corruption-plagued place to live.
The nonprofit group that supports investigative reporters had countless candidates to choose from while sifting through the year’s instances of fraud, bribery, money laundering, human trafficking, drug smuggling, hacking and other nefarious activities.… Continue Reading