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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

NEWS 1 December 2015

The London-based ICBC Standard Bank Plc is the first company to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in the UK
By Azizur Rahman.
According to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the DPA has been approved in principle by a senior judge, Brian Leveson. Read more

NEWS 1 December 2015

Tesco has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a US lawsuit over its accounting scandal.
By Azizur Rahman.
The supermarket giant has not admitted any liability in the settlement and potentially faces legal action in the UK. Read more

NEWS 5 November 2015

Volkswagen is facing an SFO investigation over the diesel emissions scandal
By Azizur Rahman.
The Department for Transport has said prosecutors are considering whether to take action against VW over “corporate criminality”. Read more

NEWS 5 November 2015

Criminal proceedings could finally be launched over the FIFA scandal in the UK after the head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) revealed it was examining potential "money-laun­dering"
By Azizur Rahman.
David Green, the SFO director, confirmed that his organisation had obtained some “new information” about allegations of corruption by senior officials at football's world governing body. Read more

NEWS 5 November 2015

The National Association of Estate Agents has admitted that its members are doing little to tackle money laundering
By Azizur Rahman.
The NAEA has stated that “take up has been low” in its bid to persuade each of its affiliated estate agents to identify a nominated money laundering reporting officer and deputy. Read more

NEWS 5 November 2015

Barclays, HSBC and RBS have been ordered to pay £600m in the US for rigging foreign exchange markets
By Azizur Rahman.
Reports have indicated that Barclays agreed to pay £250M, HSBC £185M and RBS £165M. Read more

NEWS 5 November 2015

Shares of pharmaceutical giant Valeant have been falling after a research firm accused it of large-scale fraud
By Azizur Rahman.
Federal prosecutors were already probing the way the Canadian company prices and distributes its drugs. Read more

NEWS 30 October 2015

Rahman Ravelli solicitors ranked as one of UK's best fraud legal firms
By Azizur Rahman.
Firm's founder classed as a star individual Rahman Ravelli has been classed as one of the UK’s best firms of fraud solicitors by Britain's most influential legal guide. Read more

NEWS 23 October 2015

Fraud victims are being ​'badly served' by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
By Azizur Rahman.
Fraud victims are being ​"badly served" by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which only recovered £1.3 million in compensation last year - despite UK fraud losses of £717 million, ​according to a lobbying group of lawyers.​ The lawyers also criticised the SFO for regularly failing to implement any of the restraint orders under which propertybelonging to those suspected of fraud is frozen and confiscated. Read more

NEWS 23 October 2015

Pensions could become the next mis-selling scandal
By Azizur Rahman.
Pensions could become the next mis-selling scandal if stronger support is not offered to consumers taking up the newretirement freedoms, MPs have warned. Read more