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NEWS 2 January 2018

WORLD’S BIGGEST OIL RIG MAKER PAYING $422M TO SETTLE BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS
By Azizur Rahman.
The world’s biggest builder of oil rigs, Keppel Offshore and Marine, is paying $422 million to end a US bribery probe into illegal payments to officials at Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Read more

NEWS 19 December 2017

NEW DIRECTION AND NEW DIRECTOR FOR SFO?
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to take orders from a newly-created organisation. Read more

NEWS 19 December 2017

EU TACKLES VIRTUAL CURRENCY MONEY LAUNDERING RISK
By Azizur Rahman.
European Union states and legislators have agreed stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing involving virtual currencies. Read more

NEWS 19 December 2017

HSBC CONFIRMS IT WILL NOT BE CHARGED OVER MEXICAN MONEY LAUNDERING ALLEGATIONS
By Azizur Rahman.
HSBC no longer faces prosecution in the US over allegations it laundered Mexican drug money. Read more

NEWS 19 December 2017

MP’S SAY HS2 VULNERABLE TO FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
HS2, the £55.7 billion project to build a new high speed rail line, is vulnerable to fraud and other financial errors because of a lack of “basic financial controls”, according to MP’s. Read more

NEWS 12 December 2017

VW EXECUTIVE JAILED OVER EMISSIONS FRAUD
By Azizur Rahman.
A US-based Volkswagen executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 for his role in the diesel emissions scandal. Read more

NEWS 12 December 2017

PETROFAC MAY CUT ITS OPERATIONS IN WAKE OF BRIBERY INVESTIGATION
By Azizur Rahman.
Oil services company Petrofac may quit its operations in the North Sea as it struggles to deal with a $1 billion debt and a bribery investigation. Read more

NEWS 12 December 2017

NEGLIGENT ACCOUNTANTS ATTRACT MONEY LAUNDERERS, SAYS TREASURY
By Azizur Rahman.
Negligent or unwitting accountants risk becoming involved in money laundering as they are attractive to criminals, according to the Treasury. Read more

NEWS 6 December 2017

$238M FINE FOR DUTCH FIRM’S SIXTEEN YEARS OF BRIBERY
By Azizur Rahman.
US officials say a Dutch maker of equipment for offshore oil drilling will pay $238 million to settle charges of paying bribes to officials in five oil-producing countries. Read more

NEWS 6 December 2017

TWO MORE CHARGED IN UNAOIL INVESTIGATION
By Azizur Rahman.
Two more men have been charged with conspiring to pay bribes to secure Iraq contracts as a result of investigations into oil contractor Unaoil. Read more

NEWS 6 December 2017

US SET TO BE MORE LENIENT TO COMPANIES THAT ALERT AUTHORITIES TO BRIBERY
By Azizur Rahman.
Companies that voluntarily alert US authorities to bribery committed by their employees will be given greater leniency than ever before. Read more

NEWS 29 November 2017

ONE MILLION EURO FINE FOR LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY’S MONEY LAUNDERING WEAKNESSES
By Azizur Rahman.
The Central Bank of Ireland has fined a life assurance company €1 million for four breaches of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act. Read more

NEWS 29 November 2017

BRAZIL AND US INVESTIGATE QATARI PAYMENT’S LINK TO WORLD CUP
By Azizur Rahman.
Authorities in the US and Brazil are investigating whether a $22 million payment by Qatar is linked to the vote for hosting the 2022 World Cup. Read more

NEWS 29 November 2017

SFO USE OF EXPERT WITNESS BRANDED A “DEBACLE’’ BY APPEAL COURT
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office’s use of an expert witness who lacked expertise has been described as a “debacle’’ by the Appeal Court. Read more