Category Archives: News Releases
Convicted fraudster found to be in contempt of court29th 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 […]
Publication of Brian Altman QC and Sir David Calvert-Smith reviews21st 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.
Serious Fraud Office secures Glencore conviction on seven counts of international bribery21st 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.
Fraudulent duo each sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after successful SFO prosecution15th 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.
Serious Fraud Office welcomes two new non-executive directors1st 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.
First SFO trial of 2022 results in double conviction31st 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.
Second fraudster jailed over fake investment scheme27th 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.
Serious Fraud Office charges Glencore with seven counts of bribery24th 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.
Serious Fraud Office recovers almost £600k from bank accounts of former Petrofac fixer29th 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.
SFO “Operation Steamroller” returns additional £1 million to more than 200 victims28th 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.
SFO Steps Up Investigation into Gupta Businesses27th Apr 2022 | Case Updates
On Wednesday 27 April, teams of SFO investigators across the UK issued notices under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 at addresses linked with Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, also known as the Liberty House Group of companies.
SFO investigates Arena Television Limited23rd Feb 2022 | Case Updates
The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into the business practices of individuals associated with Arena Television Limited and its linked entities.