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  • 11 Feb 2013 10:22 PM | Deleted user

    SFO case manager Ronan Duff said, "This was an audacious, persistent fraud that enabled these defendants, Mr Kallakis in particular, to lead the lifestyle of the super-rich. The SFO have been equally persistent in investigating this elaborate scam and in ensuring that justice has been delivered".

    http://www.sfo.gov.uk/press-room/latest-press-releases/press-releases-2013/achilleas-kallakis-and-alexander-williams-jailed.aspx

  • 05 Feb 2013 10:24 PM | Deleted user

    The former energy secretary Chris Huhne has quit politics and is facing a possible jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice by asking his ex-wife to take speeding points for him.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/9847152/Chris-Huhne-quits-as-he-faces-jail-after-pleading-guilty-to-perverting-course-of-justice.html


  • 04 Feb 2013 10:25 PM | Deleted user

    An end to Britain's 'holiday camp' jails, with a ban on Sky TV, fewer televisions, more prison uniforms, less pocket money for inmates and a ban on gay couples sharing cells is planned by the Government. 

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272572/Criminals-face-new-spartan-prisons-Justice-Secretary-s-tough-regime-uniforms-Sky-TV-pocket-money.html#axzz2JlTwJOGX


  • 01 Feb 2013 10:26 PM | Deleted user

    Ministry of Justice staff lack confidence in the organisation’s leadership and ability to manage change, the civil service’s annual people survey has revealed. The results show that 28% of staff had confidence in senior management and 32% said the department is managed well. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/survey-paints-gloomy-picture-moj-morale


  • 30 Jan 2013 10:27 PM | Deleted user

    The government failed to make any significant impression on the £600m of outstanding debt from court fines during the latest financial year. Helen Grant, justice minister, told parliament this month that outstanding impositions stood at £1.8bn at the end of April 2012. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/moj-reveals-600m-court-fines-are-unpaid


  • 25 Jan 2013 10:28 PM | Deleted user
  • 19 Jan 2013 10:29 PM | Deleted user

    The prevalence of 'whistleblowing' in the UK demonstrates the importance of firms being open with regulators about concerns they have about their involvement in bribery. 

    http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/january/new-figures-reveal-near-doubling-of-firms-self-reporting-bribery-to-the-sfo/


  • 17 Jan 2013 10:30 PM | Deleted user

    More than 90,000 burglars, muggers and other serious criminals with ten or more convictions escaped with a slap on the wrist when they committed another offence last year. Incredibly, the number of serial law-breakers who avoided a jail sentence in this way is greater than the 83,000 inmates currently behind bars.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263618/Serial-criminals-avoid-jail-outnumber-prison-population-90-000-convictions-escape-slap-wrist.html

  • 14 Jan 2013 10:31 PM | Deleted user

    The number of companies voluntarily admitting wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office has nearly doubled in the past fiscal year, suggesting that anti-bribery legislation is proving a deterrent. 

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a390b1f2-5c1e-11e2-bef7-00144feab49a.html#axzz2HwQYyrge


  • 11 Jan 2013 10:32 PM | Deleted user

    Consistently high re-offending rates have led to the radical overhaul with almost half of all prison-leavers reoffending within 12 months – for those serving less than a year that figure rises to almost 58 per cent. Half a million crimes are committed by convicted crooks each year.

    http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/features/less-crime-fewer-victims-safer-communities


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