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  • 19 Aug 2018 9:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The SFO alleges that the two men conspired to corruptly make payments to a public official and employee of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).


    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2018/08/17/guralp-systems-founder-and-former-managing-director-charged-with-corruption-over-south-korea-contracts/

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Unaoil is one of the biggest investigations ever conducted by the SFO and it has embroiled a number of UK-listed companies, including Rio Tinto.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/08/12/sfo-suspends-lawyer-leading-investigation-unaoil/

  • 12 Aug 2018 8:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    As the House of Lords has appointed a committee to examine what it calls confusion surrounding the Bribery Act, it seems that now is the time for the Act’s implications to be properly considered.


    https://realbusiness.co.uk/law/2018/08/07/house-of-lords-select-committee-examine-bribery-act/

  • 06 Aug 2018 9:21 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UNDP imposed five-year bans on all four SLPs, citing "fraud" or "fraud and collusion" as grounds and listing the formal sanction as "debarment".

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16383510.united-nations-blacklists-scottish-firms-after-international-aid-fraud/

  • 30 Jul 2018 10:31 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct is probing the Directorate of Professional Stan­dard for “interference in investig­­ations by potentially con­­flicted senior officers”, and other claims.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-cops-being-probed-corruption-12986840

  • 30 Jul 2018 10:30 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Transparency International UK has called for an immediate and thorough government investigation into claims made by a Channel 4 News investigation that a high profile British businessman and a major player in the UK political process paid bribes to secure a mining licence in Lesotho.

    http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/26429


  • 23 Jul 2018 2:55 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In routine stories of crime, corruption and unethical trading published in the former Soviet Union over the last two months they all have one thing on common. At their very centre is the alleged abuse of a Scottish limited partnership or SLP, the corporate structure long dubbed “Britain’s home-grown secrecy vehicle”.

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16366920.how-britain-enables-routine-everyday-corruption-and-fraud-in-the-ex-ussr/

  • 23 Jul 2018 2:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Excessive court reporting restrictions, inadequate listing information and difficulties in obtaining documents are preventing scrutiny of economic crimes and bribery cases, according to a report by Corruption Watch UK.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/reporting-restrictions-apos-prevent-scrutiny-230120486.html

  • 15 Jul 2018 10:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A UK commercial court has found that the former CEO of a London asset management group and a Swiss banker bribed foreign officials $25 million to cover up a scheme to defraud a Libyan sovereign wealth fund.

    https://globalinvestigationsreview.com/article/1171821/two-executives-found-liable-for-libyan-fraud-and-bribery-scheme

  • 09 Jul 2018 6:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Although the overall assessment of the formulation and implementation of the Act is positive, the figures illustrate that its enforcement has, so far, failed to meet these expectations.

    https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/insights/blogs/WilmerHale-W-I-R-E-UK/20180702-the-bribery-act-2010-post-legislative-scrutiny

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