Category Archives: News Releases
Former senior Petrofac executive pleads guilty to bribery offences14th Jan 2021 | Case Updates
David Lufkin, a British national and the former Global Head of Sales at Petrofac, pleaded guilty to three counts of bribery in relation to corrupt offers and payments made between 2012 and 2018 to influence the award of contracts to Petrofac in the UAE worth approximately $3.3 billion.
SFO investigation into West London property secures £1.2m12th Nov 2020 | News Releases
The SFO secured £1,198,424.78 from Julio Faerman, owner of a £4.25m luxury apartment in West London which the SFO suspected to have been partly purchased with the corrupt funds of its owner’s criminal conduct.
SFO confirms investigation into Bombardier5th Nov 2020 | News Releases
The SFO confirms it is investigating Bombardier Inc over suspected bribery and corruption in relation to contracts and / or orders from Garuda Indonesia. As this is a live investigation, the SFO can provide no further comment.
SFO enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airline Services Limited30th Oct 2020 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office has entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL) having today received final approval from Mrs Justice May.
SFO charges fifth individual with fraud at Balli Group and Balli Steel22nd Oct 2020 | Case Updates
The SFO has today charged Vahid Alaghband with three fraud offences in relation to the activities of Balli Group Plc and Balli Steel Plc, taking the number of those charged in the investigation to five.
SFO confirms DPA in principle with Airline Services Limited22nd Oct 2020 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office has reached a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL), subject to final approval by the court. This approval will be sought from Mrs Justice May at a public hearing at Southwark Crown Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, on 30 October 2020.
Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7bn worth of contracts8th Oct 2020 | News Releases
Basil Al Jarah has today been sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure approximately $1.7bn worth of contracts in post-occupation Iraq.
SFO charges four individuals with fraud at Balli Group and Balli Steel29th Sep 2020 | News Releases
The SFO has charged four individuals with various fraud offences in relation to the activities of Balli Group Plc and Balli Steel Plc.
Three former G4S executives charged with fraud against taxpayer8th Sep 2020 | News Releases
The Serious Fraud Office has charged three former executives of G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd (G4S C&J) with multiple offences in relation to a multi-year scheme to defraud the Ministry of Justice.
Three individuals charged in Axiom Fund investigation21st Aug 2020 | Case Updates
The Serious Fraud Office has charged three men with multiple offences in connection with its investigation into the collapse of the Axiom Legal Financing Fund.
SFO secures £5.45m confiscation order against ex-Afren CEO and COO31st Jul 2020 | Case Updates
The SFO has today secured confiscation orders totalling £5,450,000 against the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Afren. Former CEO Osman Shahenshah was ordered to pay £2,935,000 and former COO Shahid Ullah was ordered to pay £2,515,000.
Second former Unaoil executive sentenced for bribery in post-occupation Iraq30th Jul 2020 | Case Updates
Stephen Whiteley, Unaoil’s former territory manager for Iraq, has today become the second Unaoil executive to be sentenced for paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55m contract to supply offshore mooring buoys. He was sentenced by HHJ Beddoe to 3 years’ imprisonment.