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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

NEWS 7 March 2018

TESCO EXECUTIVES TO FACE RETRIAL
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office is to seek a retrial of the three former Tesco executives who were charged over the supermarket giant’s accounting scandal. Read more

NEWS 28 February 2018

BOOKMAKER’S MONEY LAUNDERING FAILURES LEAD TO IT PAYING £6.2M
By Azizur Rahman.
Bookmaker William Hill is to pay £6.2M for what the Gambling Commission called systemic failures regarding money laundering and social responsibility. Read more

NEWS 28 February 2018

HALF OF ALL UK COMPANIES MAY HAVE BEEN FRAUD TARGETS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS
By Azizur Rahman.
A major survey has found that half of all UK companies may have been affected by fraud or other economic crime in the past two years. Read more

NEWS 28 February 2018

SFO FAILS IN BID TO EXTRADITE TRADERS FROM GERMANY TO FACE EURIBOR RIGGING CHARGES
By Azizur Rahman.
Four traders charged in the UK with rigging interest-rate benchmarks are set to escape prosecution after German officials refused to extradite them to London to face trial. Read more

NEWS 22 February 2018

LATVIA’S TOP BANKING OFFICIAL QUESTIONED OVER CORRUPTION
By Azizur Rahman.
Latvia’s most senior banking official, who is a member of the European Central Bank, has been questioned over bribery and money laundering allegations. Read more

NEWS 22 February 2018

INDIAN BANK BRANCH AT CENTRE OF £1.3 BILLION FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
A Mumbai branch of a bank has been closed and three people arrested in what is believed to be the biggest loan fraud in India’s history. Read more