Category Archives: News Releases
10th Aug 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured the conviction of an investment manager who used millions of pounds of investors’ money to fund his luxury lifestyle, which included purchasing a fishing and shooting estate in the Lake District, a ski hotel and a motor boat.
3rd Aug 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has successfully convicted the individual behind a £226 million fraud involving celebrity-endorsed luxury resorts in the Caribbean.
29th Jul 2022 | News Releases
At the High Court today, Dr Gerald Martin Smith was held in contempt of court for breaching a restraint order that prevented him from spending or accessing his assets, except in limited circumstances. He admitted a total of three separate breaches and accepted the facts as presented at court today by the SFO. Smith was […]
21st Jul 2022 | News Releases
Today, comprehensive versions of the expected Brian Altman QC review into the collapse of the R v Woods and Marshall trial and Sir David Calvert-Smith’s review into the SFO’s handling of the Unaoil investigation, have been published.
21st Jun 2022 | News Releases
Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd has today been convicted on all charges of bribery brought against it by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). At Southwark Crown Court, the company admitted to multiple counts of paying bribes to secure access to oil and generate illicit profit.
15th Jun 2022 | News Releases
Following the SFO’s successful investigation and prosecution, Andrew Nathaniel Skeene (44) and Junie Conrad Omari Bowers (45) were today sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to 11 years’ imprisonment.
1st Jun 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office is today announcing the appointment of two new board members, Claire Bassett and James Thomson. Claire takes up her new post today (1 June) and James will start in August. Both are initially appointed to serve a three year term.
31st May 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has today secured the convictions of the two company directors behind fraudulent green investment schemes in Brazil, which took in approximately £37 million of investments.
27th May 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) can confirm the imprisonment of a convicted fraudster who conned investors out of £72.5 million with false claims of supplying services to the London Olympic Village.
24th May 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd with seven counts of bribery in connection with its oil operations.
At a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, the company indicated it will plead guilty to all charges.
29th Apr 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recovered £567,466.53 from personal bank accounts linked to a former fixer for the Petrofac group.
28th Apr 2022 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will be returning over £1 million to more than 200 victims, following one of the largest boiler room frauds ever pursued by a UK authority.