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NEWS 14 February 2018

ATTORNEY-GENERAL CALLS FOR MORE SFO FUNDING
By Azizur Rahman.
The UK’s Attorney-General has backed the idea of extra money for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), to help it recruit top lawyers and reduce its reliance on “blockbuster funding” for big cases. Read more

NEWS 14 February 2018

AIRBUS PAYS TO SETTLE GERMAN BRIBERY INVESTIGATION
By Azizur Rahman.
Airbus has agreed to pay an 81 million-euro fine to end a five-year bribery investigation by German prosecutors. Read more

NEWS 14 February 2018

PRIME MINISTERS AND EU COMMISSIONER IMPLICATED IN NOVARTIS GREEK BRIBERY SCANDAL
By Azizur Rahman.
Two former Greek prime ministers and an EU commissioner are among those being investigated in a multi-million euro pharmaceutical bribery scandal. Read more

NEWS 12 February 2018

BARCLAYS BANK PLC CHARGED OVER ITS QATAR FUNDRAISING
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank PLC with "unlawful financial assistance" relating to billions of pounds the bank raised in Qatar in 2008. Read more

NEWS 7 February 2018

FRANCE TO NAME AND SHAME OVER TAX FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
The French government plans to name and shame those guilty of the worst cases of tax fraud. Read more

NEWS 7 February 2018

KEPPEL EXECUTIVES ARRESTED IN BRIBERY PROBE
By Azizur Rahman.
Several former executives of Keppel Corp have been arrested by Singaporean authorities as part of the investigation into allegations its rig-building unit bribed Brazilian officials. Read more

NEWS 7 February 2018

SWISS AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ONLINE DONATIONS FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
Authorities in Switzerland are investigating an online fundraising company accused of stealing millions of dollars of donations intended for charities. Read more

NEWS 7 February 2018

SFO LOOKS FOR LIKELY TARGETS OF UNEXPLAINED WEALTH ORDERS
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said that it is already looking through its caseload to identify the first targets for unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s). Read more

NEWS 1 February 2018

AUDITING COMPANY FINED £1 MILLION FOR MISCONDUCT
By Azizur Rahman.
Arrandco Audit has been fined £1 million for misconduct in its handling of the accounts of insurance software firm Quindell. Read more

NEWS 1 February 2018

BITCOIN FRAUD TRIPLES IN TWELVE MONTHS
By Azizur Rahman.
Bitcoin fraud in the UK has tripled in the past year. Read more

NEWS 24 January 2018

ACCOUNTANTS AND LAWYERS NOW SUBJECT TO CLOSER MONEY LAUNDERING SCRUTINY
By Azizur Rahman.
A new body within the Financial Conduct Authority, OPBAS, is now responsible for overseeing the anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regimes of 22 regulatory organisations in the legal and accountancy sectors. Read more

NEWS 24 January 2018

SFO DIRECTOR WARNS THAT BREXIT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAMPER FINANCIAL CRIME PROSECUTIONS
By Azizur Rahman.
Serious Fraud Office Director David Green has insisted that Brexit should not mean a less robust pursuit of financial crime. Read more

NEWS 24 January 2018

SFO INVESTIGATES CHEMRING
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that it is investigating possible bribery, corruption and money laundering at the London-listed defence company, Chemring. Read more

NEWS 24 January 2018

WORK BEGINS ON PROPERTY REGISTER TO COMBAT MONEY LAUNDERING
By Azizur Rahman.
Britain has started preparations for the public register that will require overseas companies owning or buying UK property to provide details of its ultimate owners. Read more