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ABSENT

SFO2

The Serious Fraud Office’s new guidance regarding interviews conducted under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 means that lawyers’ attendance at SFO-compelled interviews will not be guaranteed. Lawyers will have to argue why they should be able to attend and – if allowed to attend –...
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SEARCHING

When dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters it showed that anyone can be raided if business crime is s...
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IN-HOUSE FRAUD

Recent figures indicate that instances of fraud during mortgage and property transactions rose by 50% last year. Such crim...
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KEEPING IT CLEAN

The government the “Action Plan for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Finance’’ to stop the illicit moveme...
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ALL CHANGE?

The report by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) accentuates the positive and goes some...
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Evasive Action

The Mossack Fonseca scandal has placed tax evasion and money laundering back in the headlines. These two offences often ap...
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Shopping Around

If the SFO is looking at what has happened at BHS with specific intelligence at its disposal, it will be interesting to se...
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Shredded

The initial controversy surrounding Mossack Fonseca emerged well over a month ago. But it shows no s...


Hard To Explain

Those suspected of money laundering could be required to explain the origins of any unexpected wealt...


Failure

Failing Ernst and Young report that companies (of all sizes) are frequently failing to take appropri...


Approaches to Acquittal

Two men have just been acquitted in a major money laundering trial. Here we look at the scope defenc...


Time Will Tell

Section 36 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 aims to curb the excesses of banking....


Online Offensive

Amazon and eBay are to be held liable for the VAT fraud committed by the overseas sellers that use t...