Yearly Archives: 2023
14th Dec 2023 | News Releases
Today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) successfully prosecuted the convicted £17 million solar panel fraudster David Black for the second time, after investigators discovered he was using a different name in business dealings in breach of conditions enacted after his release from prison.
6th Dec 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has today raided an address and arrested one individual, as it announces the launch of a new criminal investigation into fraud at AOG Technics Ltd, an aircraft parts supplier that serviced several major airlines in the UK and abroad.
1st Dec 2023 | News Releases
Today, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured over £466,000 from former Balli Steel Plc. executives who are currently in prison after a successful prosecution by the UK’s specialist anti-fraud agency. In March 2023, CEO Nasser Alaghband and senior executives Melis Erda and Louise Worsell were jailed for over 12 years in prison for defrauding over […]
30th Nov 2023 | News Releases
Today at the Old Bailey, the solicitor William Osmond was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for 18 months, for tipping off his client about an SFO money laundering investigation and issuing investigators with a forged document. Osmond was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £5000 toward the SFO’s costs.
24th Nov 2023 | News Releases
Today at Southwark Crown Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confiscated £250,000 from Achilleas Kallakis, one of the convicted fraudsters behind the UK’s largest ever mortgage fraud, held at the prestigious West London sports club, The Queen’s Club.
14th Nov 2023 | News Releases
Today at the Old Bailey the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured the conviction of William Osmond, a solicitor, who disclosed confidential details about an investigation and forged a legal document in an attempt to mislead investigators.
Serious Fraud Office launches investigation into suspected fraud at Axiom Ince with nine raids and seven arrests14th Nov 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has today arrested seven individuals and carried out searches across nine sites, as it announces the launch of a criminal investigation into collapsed law firm Axiom Ince and £66m of missing client money.
11th Oct 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a criminal investigation into a suspected fraud at Safe Hands Plans Limited and its parent company SHP Capital Holdings Limited after their funeral plan scheme collapsed last year.
11th Oct 2023 | Case Updates
The SFO is in the early stages of the investigation and is liaising with the appointed administrators FRP Advisory Trading Ltd. At this time, we ask that plan holders do not contact the SFO directly; we will contact you directly if necessary.
25th Sep 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) new Director, Nick Ephgrave QPM, takes up his position today. In his first week, he will address the SFO’s staff at the agency’s headquarters in central London, and meet representatives from UK law enforcement agencies and international prosecuting authorities.
13th Sep 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has today brought fraud charges against four individuals, including a former director, who oversaw the financial failure of a chain of almost 200 high street bakeries.
4th Sep 2023 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office’s Chief Capability Officer, Michelle Crotty, responsible for leading the SFO’s strategy, skills, resourcing and systems, delivered our keynote speech at this year’s Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.