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Bribery Act: CPS/SFO Prosecution Guidance Published – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer QC, and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Richard Alderman, issued joint guidance for prosecutors on the Bribery Act 2010.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 30th March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Standard Life Assurance Ltd and another v Topland Col Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Standard Life Assurance Ltd and another v Topland Col Ltd and others [2010] EWHC 1781 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 92

“The disclosure of information by a person to the Serious Fraud Office (‘SFO’) pursuant to the latter’s statutory powers under the Criminal Justice Act 1987 did not give rise to any implied undertaking to any court not to use the documents other than for the purposes of a prosecution, actual or potential, or any undertaking to the court not to provide them to any person other than through one of the gateways under section 3 of the Act.”

WLR Daily, judgment reissued 14th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

De La Rue faces Serious Fraud Office inquiry over ‘falsified documents’ – The Guardian

“Banknote printer De La Rue is at the centre of its second Serious Fraud Office probe in three years following allegations of corruption by the company’s employees totalling at least £1m.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Asil Nadir trial could be ‘prosecutorial nightmare’, warn experts – The Guardian

“A lengthy jury trial of the 69-year-old would be a ‘prosecutorial nightmare’ unprecedented in the history of the Serious Fraud Office, legal experts with knowledge of the case warned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fraudster jailed for £34m Ponzi scheme – The Independent

“A Ponzi-scheme fraudster who lived a life of luxury after conning £34m out of his 8,500 victims has been jailed for 10 years.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

First British executive jailed for corrupting foreign officials – The Guardian

“The first British executive convicted of corrupting foreign officials to land contracts was today jailed for a year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SFO counters critics with improved conviction rate – The Guardian

“The Serious Fraud Office published figures today showing its conviction rate had jumped over the last year despite steep budget cuts in a direct riposte to critics who have called for the crime agency to be scrapped.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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