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May 2023

  • SFO charges luxury car dealer for withholding evidence

    26th May 2023 | News Releases

    Today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charged the self-styled multi-millionaire supercar salesman Thomas Hartley with withholding information from its ongoing fraud investigation. The SFO is currently investigating Raedex Consortium, a company that attracted thousands of investors in its car lease scheme over nine years, before it collapsed in 2021. As part […]

  • Implementation Update – May 2023: Altman Review

    24th May 2023 | News Releases

    In April 2021, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) commissioned Brian Altman KC to conduct a review into our handling of R v Woods & Marshall. As of May 2023, we are on track to implement all the recommendations in full.

  • SFO secures 10 month sentence for former London Capital & Finance Plc CEO

    17th May 2023 | News Releases

    Today, at Southwark Crown Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured a 10 month sentence (suspended for two years) for Michael Thomson, former Chief Executive Officer of London Capital & Finance Plc (LCF), following his breaching of a restraint order imposed on his bank account. The SFO had frozen Mr Thomson’s assets as part of […]

  • HMCPSI publishes report on SFO’s case progression

    4th May 2023 | News Releases

    Today, a report by His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has been published into the SFO’s case progression. HMCPSI is responsible for inspecting the SFO and this report follows up on progress against its 2019 inspection.