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SFO TO GAIN EXTRA FUNDING?

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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is in discussions with the Treasury over possible funding changes that could mean it has a bigger annual budget. At present, the SFO has a basic annual budget of £31M. But it can ask for extra funding for what have been termed “blockbuster’’ cases; which require...
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SIEMENS EXECUTIVE ADMITS PAYING MILLIONS IN BRIBES

A former executive at German engineering giant Siemens has pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars...
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SENIOR SFO OFFICIAL LAYS DOWN TOUGH CONDITIONS FOR DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS

A senior Serious Fraud Office executive has warned that deferred prosecution agreements will only be offered to those who ...
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Aziz Rahman, The Legal 500 interview

Rahman Ravelli’s founder, Aziz Rahman, was recently interviewed by The Legal 500 for its website. His answers to questio...
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SOLICITOR WARNS THAT WEALTHY RUSSIANS MAY FACE BATTLE TO KEEP UK ASSETS

A leading business crime lawyer believes many wealthy Russians may face a legal fight to keep hold of their UK assets due ...
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CRYPTOCURRENCIES FACE GREATER SCRUTINY FOR SIGNS OF MONEY LAUNDERING

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said it will increase its monitoring of the use of cryptocurrencies in money la...
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AUDITOR ARRESTED AS INDIA’S BANK SCANDAL INTENSIFIES

Indian authorities have arrested a senior Punjab National Bank internal auditor as they investigate a $2 billion fraud at ...
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TESCO EXECUTIVES TO FACE RETRIAL

The Serious Fraud Office is to seek a retrial of the three former Tesco executives who were charged ...


BOOKMAKER’S MONEY LAUNDERING FAILURES LEAD TO IT PAYING £6.2M

Bookmaker William Hill is to pay £6.2M for what the Gambling Commission called systemic failures re...


HALF OF ALL UK COMPANIES MAY HAVE BEEN FRAUD TARGETS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

A major survey has found that half of all UK companies may have been affected by fraud or other econ...


SFO FAILS IN BID TO EXTRADITE TRADERS FROM GERMANY TO FACE EURIBOR RIGGING CHARGES

Four traders charged in the UK with rigging interest-rate benchmarks are set to escape prosecution a...


LATVIA’S TOP BANKING OFFICIAL QUESTIONED OVER CORRUPTION

Latvia’s most senior banking official, who is a member of the European Central Bank, has been ques...


INDIAN BANK BRANCH AT CENTRE OF £1.3 BILLION FRAUD

A Mumbai branch of a bank has been closed and three people arrested in what is believed to be the bi...