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Construction company Sweett Group is set to become the first UK firm to be prosecuted for failing to prevent bribery

21 December 2015

Sweett Group, which admitted to bribery relating to two contracts in the Middle East, said it is expecting prosecution and a fine. It will still be allowed to bid for public contracts in the European Union and UK, unless public bodies decide to ban it from tenders.

This would be the first case where a company has been prosecuted for failing to put in place adequate measures to prevent bribery. As such, it is an indicator that the Bribery Act is now starting to be wielded with authority by the agencies tackling business crime.

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