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  • 18 Feb 2019 11:12 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    SFO alleges Maroun Semaan was complicit in six counts concerning multi-million-dollar scheme

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/17/petrofac-co-founder-accused-posthumously-bribes-maroun-semaan?CMP=share_btn_tw

  • 18 Feb 2019 11:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that greed, and not the willingness to return the favor, is the main reason people give in to bribery. But the research also finds there are times when the almighty buck can be ignored and effects of a bribe can be lessened.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190212104712.htm


  • 10 Feb 2019 10:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Quality assurance bodies could be doing much more to address corruption in higher education but often don’t view it as their responsibility, preliminary survey findings suggest. Accreditors in some parts of the globe are paying attention to the problem, the study found. But for a host of complex reasons, corruption is barely on the radar screen in other pockets of the world.

    https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190206105718709



  • 10 Feb 2019 10:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In connection with the SFO’s ongoing investigation into Petrofac Limited and its subsidiaries (“Petrofac”), on 6 February 2019 David Lufkin, 51, a British national, and previously Global Head of Sales for Petrofac International Limited, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to eleven counts of bribery, contrary to sections 1(1) and 1(2) of the Bribery Act 2010.  These offences relate to the making of corrupt offers to influence the award of contracts to Petrofac worth in excess of USD $730 million in Iraq and in excess of USD $3.5 billion in Saudi Arabia.

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2019/02/07/former-senior-executive-convicted-in-petrofac-investigation/


  • 10 Feb 2019 10:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Former Petrofac executive pleads guilty to bribery

    https://www.ft.com/content/11b156e2-2ab7-11e9-88a4-c32129756dd8

  • 04 Feb 2019 10:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    ANALYSIS: Businesses would benefit from more guidance on how competition law in the UK could deviate from the rest of Europe after Brexit.

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2019/january/guidance-required-no-deal-uk-competition-law/?utm_source=Emerge&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=f509bff8-f539-4650-a64d-020a38d96b67


  • 27 Jan 2019 11:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)
     

    Corporate fraud and corruption across the globe continues to be an uncomfortable reality despite the major effort to facilitate its eradication.

    https://www.financierworldwide.com/special-report-corporate-fraud-corruption-feb19/#.XE5DnfZ2vuh

     


  • 20 Jan 2019 10:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two accomplices who offered bribes to bank staff in an attempt to swindle hundreds of thousands of pounds were jailed today (January 17).

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/west-midlands/news/lengthy-jail-terms-scammers-who-tried-bribe-bank-staff

  • 13 Jan 2019 11:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The probes centered on bribes for contracts in Angola and the North Sea

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/sfo-announces-sentencings-in-f-h-bertling-investigation-11547255910

  • 07 Jan 2019 9:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    “The substantial prison sentences imposed in this case reflect the seriousness of the bribery and corruption,” SFO Director Lisa Osofsky said.

    https://www.complianceweek.com/blogs/global-glimpses/sfo-former-global-sales-director-of-alstom-power-sentenced-for-corruption#.XDJ7BrrFLSI


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