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  • Statement - Rolls Royce

    23 December 2013

    The SFO confirmed today that the Director has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at Rolls Royce.

  • Statement: R v Dahdaleh

    10 December 2013

    A Serious Fraud Office spokesperson said: The SFO has today offered no evidence against Victor Dahdaleh, having concluded that there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction in this case. The SFO had previously obtained the conviction of a conspirator, Bruce Hall, who pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to corrupt.

  • Property developer sentenced to additional ten years

    03 December 2013

    Saghir Ahmed Afzal has been sentenced today at Westminster Magistrates' Court to ten years' imprisonment for failure to pay a confiscation order. Saghir Afzal of Birmingham was originally sentenced in June 2011 to 13 years' imprisonment for a £49 million mortgage fraud.

  • Arck LLP former partners: criminal charges

    22 November 2013

    Two former partners of Arck LLP, Kathryn Joy Clark (51) from Nottingham and Richard Aston Clay (48) from Leicestershire, have today been charged with fraud and forgery offences by the Serious Fraud Office and Nottinghamshire Police.     Between 2006 and 2012 Clark and Clay allegedly created and marketed various unregulated financial products which they made available to individual investors through regulated Independent Financial Advisers ("IFAs").

  • G4S and Serco Investigation

    04 November 2013

    The Director of the Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into G4S and Serco electronic monitoring contracts. For further information please contact the SFO press office on 020 7239 7000 / 7004 or press.office@sfo.gsi.gov.uk

  • Printing Company Corruption Charges

    23 October 2013

    Printing Company Corruption Charges A UK based printing company specialising in security documents such as ballot papers, as well as four individuals, appeared in court on corruption charges today. Smith & Ouzman Limited, two of its directors, an employee and one agent have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with offences of corruptly agreeing to make payments totaling nearly half a million pounds, contrary to section 1 Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

  • Gyrus Group Limited and Olympus Corporation

    04 September 2013

    Criminal proceedings by the Serious Fraud Office have commenced against two companies by written charge. Gyrus Group Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, and Olympus have been charged with offences of making a statement to an auditor which was misleading, false or deceptive, contrary to section 501 Companies Act 2006.

  • Four charged in 'bio fuel' investigation

    14 August 2013

    Four men connected to Sustainable AgroEnergy plc have today been charged with offences of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and conspiracy to furnish false information, contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, in connection with the investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into the promotion and selling of "bio fuel" investment products to UK investors.

  • Statement on Data Loss Incident

    08 August 2013

    A Serious Fraud Office spokesperson said: "The SFO is dealing with an incident of accidental data loss.  The data concerned was obtained by the SFO in the course of its closed investigation into BAE Systems.  "The SFO has a duty to return material to those who supplied it, upon request, after the close of an investigation.

  • Brokers charged in LIBOR investigation

    15 July 2013

    Terry Farr and James Gilmour, former brokers at RP Martin Holdings Limited, have today been charged with offences of conspiracy to defraud in connection with the investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into the manipulation of LIBOR. Terry John Farr (41 years) and James Andrew Gilmour (48 years), of Essex were arrested on 11 December 2012 (along with Tom Hayes) by officers from the SFO and City of London Police.

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