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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) formally opened a criminal investigation into ENRC Ltd (previously ENRC PLC) in 2013.

Our investigation focused on the suspected payment of bribes by the company and individuals connected to it to secure access to lucrative mining contracts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2009 and 2012.

We conducted a comprehensive investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions to examine the alleged conduct and exhausted all reasonable lines of enquiry.

We review all our cases on an ongoing basis to help us deliver justice for victims and value to the public.

As a responsible prosecutor, we must ensure all our cases meet the stringent evidence and public interest tests set by the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

In August 2023, following our latest review of the investigation, we concluded that we have insufficient admissible evidence to prosecute, and closed the case.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has co-operated with our investigation.

Page published on 11 Sep 2014 | Page modified on 24 Aug 2023