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NEWS 19 April 2018

MAJOR ROAD CONTRACT FRAUD INVESTIGATED AT COUNCIL
By Azizur Rahman.
An investigation is under way at Midlothian Council into allegations of fraud in the awarding of road servicing contracts. Read more

NEWS 13 April 2018

WARRANTS ISSUED FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN $2 BILLION INDIAN BANK FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
A special court in India has issued warrants against two Indian jewellers who are central figures in an alleged $2 billion fraud at the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB). Read more

NEWS 13 April 2018

FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT JAILED FOR BRIBERY
By Azizur Rahman.
Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea, has been jailed for 24 years for her role in corruption involving political leaders and some of the country’s biggest companies. Read more

NEWS 5 April 2018

SWITZERLAND TOLD TO DO MORE TO TACKLE BRIBERY
By Azizur Rahman.
Switzerland has been told that it should apply tougher penalties and do more to prosecute companies for bribery. Read more

NEWS 5 April 2018

BARCLAYS PAYS $2 BILLION TO SETTLE MIS-SELLING ALLEGATIONS
By Azizur Rahman.
Barclays has agreed a $2 billion (£1.4billion) settlement with the US Justice Department over the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis. Read more

NEWS 5 April 2018

NEW UK INQUIRY INTO MONEY LAUNDERING
By Azizur Rahman.
British lawmakers have begun a new inquiry into money laundering, sanctions and economic crime; with a particular focus on properties bought with "dirty money". Read more

NEWS 28 March 2018

BMW RAIDED IN EMISSIONS TESTING FRAUD INVESTIGATION
By Azizur Rahman.
Prosecutors have raided BMW in a probe relating to more than 11,000 vehicles they suspect were involved in diesel emissions testing fraud. Read more

NEWS 28 March 2018

FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT ARRESTED IN BRIBERY INVESTIGATION
By Azizur Rahman.
A court has ordered the arrest of former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak over allegations of bribery. Read more

NEWS 28 March 2018

SFO GAINS £4.4M FROM CIVIL RECOVERY ACTION IN BRIBERY CASE
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will receive £4.4M from a corruption case in which a Canadian energy company bribed Chad diplomats in North America. Read more

NEWS 22 March 2018

SFO TO GAIN EXTRA FUNDING?
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is in discussions with the Treasury over possible funding changes that could mean it has a bigger annual budget. Read more

NEWS 22 March 2018

SIEMENS EXECUTIVE ADMITS PAYING MILLIONS IN BRIBES
By Azizur Rahman.
A former executive at German engineering giant Siemens has pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Argentina. Read more

NEWS 22 March 2018

SENIOR SFO OFFICIAL LAYS DOWN TOUGH CONDITIONS FOR DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENTS
By Azizur Rahman.
A senior Serious Fraud Office executive has warned that deferred prosecution agreements will only be offered to those who cooperate fully and early with investigations. Read more

NEWS 7 March 2018

CRYPTOCURRENCIES FACE GREATER SCRUTINY FOR SIGNS OF MONEY LAUNDERING
By Azizur Rahman.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said it will increase its monitoring of the use of cryptocurrencies in money laundering. Read more

NEWS 7 March 2018

AUDITOR ARRESTED AS INDIA’S BANK SCANDAL INTENSIFIES
By Azizur Rahman.
Indian authorities have arrested a senior Punjab National Bank internal auditor as they investigate a $2 billion fraud at one of its branches. Read more