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NEWS 2 March 2016

The Court of Appeal has agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that bribery of foreign officials was illegal
By Azizur Rahman.
The Court of Appeal has agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that bribery of foreign officials was illegal prior to 2002 under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. Read more

NEWS 2 March 2016

Transparency International has warned the government it must stop the UK being used as a "safe haven" for money laundering.
By Azizur Rahman.
The anti-corruption body has also claimed the government must strengthen public access to information to improve its international reputation. Read more

NEWS 2 March 2016

Tesco knowingly delayed paying money to suppliers in order to improve its own financial position
By Azizur Rahman.
Tesco knowingly delayed paying money to suppliers in order to improve its own financial position, the supermarket ombudsman has found. Read more

NEWS 19 February 2016

The only Yorkshire firm to gain a sought-after Tier 1 ranking in the fraud solicitors section of "The Legal 500"
By Azizur Rahman.
Rahman Ravelli is celebrating after again being ranked as top fraud solicitors in the world’s most prestigious legal guide. Read more

NEWS 11 January 2016

Prosecutors should have US-style powers to punish big business and root out financial crime in the City, according to Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Director David Green
By Azizur Rahman.
He said legal reforms inspired by the American system of "vicarious liability" would make it easier to hold banks and other large corporations criminally responsible for wrongdoing carried out by their staff. Read more

NEWS 11 January 2016

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has requested an extra £21.1m in funding from parliament, with £15.5m sought urgently
By Azizur Rahman.
Its demand was revealed in a statement to parliament from Solicitor General Robert Buckland and comes six months after the SFO requested a further £10m from MP's. Read more

NEWS 11 January 2016

Senior NHS manager and three accomplices sentenced to a total nine years and eight months in prison.
By Azizur Rahman.
A senior NHS manager and three accomplices found guilty of money laundering and fraud offences after a £3.5M NHS fraud have been sentenced to a total nine years and eight months in prison. Read more

NEWS 11 January 2016

Printing company Smith and Ouzman Ltd ordered to pay a total of £2.2 million
By Azizur Rahman.
Printing company Smith and Ouzman Ltd, convicted of making corrupt payments, has been ordered to pay a total of £2.2 million in a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court. Read more

NEWS 21 December 2015

A joint campaign by the Home Office and organisations such as the Law Society aims to raise professionals’ awareness of the warning signs of money laundering
By Azizur Rahman.
Flag It Up, which has just begun, intends to offer advice and assistance to accountants and solicitors so they spot indicators of criminal activity. Read more

NEWS 21 December 2015

UK regulators are getting tougher on financial crime by issuing tougher penalties to wrongdoers, according to new analysis
By Azizur Rahman.
Research recently released shows that, over the past two years, the punishments handed out by the UK’s regulatory bodies – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) – saw fines rise by 271% percent. Read more

NEWS 21 December 2015

Construction company Sweett Group is set to become the first UK firm to be prosecuted for failing to prevent bribery
By Azizur Rahman.
Sweett Group, which admitted to bribery relating to two contracts in the Middle East, said it is expecting prosecution and a fine. Read more

NEWS 21 December 2015

Strippers, escort agencies and lap dancing clubs have been told to reveal all to an adult entertainment taskforce set up to chase millions of pounds of unpaid tax
By Azizur Rahman.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officials have said that those working in adult entertainment risk major penalties if they are proved to have evaded VAT, income tax and national insurance. Read more

NEWS 1 December 2015

Rahman Ravelli is celebrating after again being ranked as top fraud solicitors in the world’s most prestigious legal guide
By Azizur Rahman.
Last year, the firm was the only Yorkshire firm to gain a sought-after Tier 1 ranking in the fraud solicitors section of “The Legal 500’’; which rates legal firms in more than 100 countries. Read more

NEWS 1 December 2015

Barclays will pay an extra $150 million to New York’s financial regulator to resolve allegations that it rigged foreign exchange trading by putting its own aims ahead of clients’ interests
By Azizur Rahman.
The bank is removing a head of global electronic trading for foreign exchange-related misconduct. Read more