SFO - Serious Fraud Office


The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

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26 November 2014

Property investment fraudster ordered to serve an additional six years

Teesside Magistrates' Court today ordered that John Potts should serve a term of six years' imprisonment for failure to pay a confiscation order. Following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, John Potts of Sunderland ...

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17 November 2014

Stuart Alford QC: Enforcing the UK Bribery Act - The UK Serious Fraud Office's Perspective

SFO Confidential

Have you got information about serious or complex fraud or corruption?

Then please contact us at SFO CONFIDENTIAL.

Current Scams

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2014 Civil Service People Survey

The 2014 Civil Service People Survey has been published today, 20th November - SFO results.