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Feb
2017

TACKLING BUSINESS CRIME IN YOUR WORKPLACE 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
The costs of failing to prevent business crime can be numerous. Legal, financial and reputational problems can follow; often all at the same time. This can pose a real threat to the company at the centre of the allegations – no matter how large it is. Just ask Western Union. Read more

Feb
2017

THE ROLLS-ROYCE DPA – LESSONS THAT CAN BE LEARNT 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
After almost five years of investigations, Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671M to settle the bribery allegations against it. It avoided prosecution by entering a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The firm even obtained a discount on the penalties included in the DPA. Read more

Feb
2017

THE SFO PROCESS AND HOW YOU CAN DEFEND ACCUSATIONS 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 2, 2017
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has had its critics, yet it remains the foremost agency for investigating the most serious and complex allegations of fraud, business crime, bribery and corruption. It is also the lead agency dealing with so-called ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’. Read more

Dec
2016

IDENTIFYING AND INVESTIGATING INVESTMENT FRAUD 3 min read
By Neil Williams December 22, 2016
The former chief financial officer of Autonomy has been indicted in the US for allegedly defrauding investors and Hewlett-Packard about his firm’s performance before its sale in 2011. Sushovan Hussain is accused of exaggerating the British software company’s finances and growth prospects prior to its $11 billion purchase by Hewlett Packard. Read more

Dec
2016

BRINGING A PRIVATE PROSECUTION 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman December 22, 2016
Fraud is estimated to cost the UK economy £193 billion a year. And yet this is not reflected in the volume of fraud prosecutions that reach the UK’s criminal courts. Read more

Dec
2016

THE YEAR AHEAD IN BUSINESS CRIME 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman December 22, 2016
2016 has been, it’s fair to say, fairly eventful. Read more

Dec
2016

THE JP MORGAN SCANDAL AND THE DEFINITION OF BRIBERY 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman December 22, 2016
United States prosecutors and regulators recently announced that the bank JP Morgan and its Hong Kong subsidiary is to pay roughly $264 million to settle allegations relating to large-scale bribery. Read more

Dec
2016

CHALLENGING PROSECUTION ALLEGATIONS AT THE INVESTIGATION STAGE 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman December 14, 2016
After a year and a half of investigating, the SFO will not prosecute Soma Oil and Gas and some associated companies regarding alleged corruption in Somalia. The claims were made by a United Nations monitoring group but the SFO has announced that there will be no charges brought due to there being “insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.” Read more

Nov
2016

PREVENTION OF BRIBERY 3 min read
November 29, 2016
Prevention is better than cure. And nowhere is that more obviously the case than with bribery. Read more

Nov
2016

BRIBERY – FAILING TO PREVENT IT 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman November 29, 2016
The authorities are looking very closely at allegations that Rolls-Royce used teams of agents to help it land contracts in a dozen or more countries. Not for the first time, we have a major company having to explain the methods it used to secure business. Read more

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