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  1. 9 hours ago

    SFO sends in specialists to probe Lloyds

    The UK’s lead anti-fraud agency has a specialist team examining alleged rate rigging by Lloyds Banking Group, it emerged on...

  2. July 27, 2014

    Private prosecutions grow as state bodies retreat in face of dwindling resources

    He was once a wealthy Kenyan businessman who boasted about his connections to the billionaire Hinduja brothers and flaunted...

  1. July 25, 2014

    Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

    Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of an...

  2. July 25, 2014

    UK intends to charge former Alstom employees with corruption

    Several former employees of Alstom, the French industrial champion that is the subject of a successful €12.35bn bid from...

  3. July 24, 2014

    SFO charges Alstom with corruption

    A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

  4. July 22, 2014

    Former Alba chief Hall sentenced to 16 months over Bahrain bribes

    A businessman who admitted receiving bribes of £2.88m while running Bahrain’s aluminium champion has been jailed for 16...

  5. July 22, 2014

    Former Alba chief executive admits receiving £2.9m of corrupt payments

    A businessman who was a star prosecution witness in the aborted trial of Canadian-British billionaire Victor Dahdaleh has...

  6. July 20, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office gears up for UK forex trading probe

    The UK’s main anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the...

  7. July 14, 2014

    SFO launches probe into Sweett Group over Mideast contract

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Sweett Group, following allegations that a former member...

  8. July 8, 2014

    Airbus staff quizzed in SFO probe into alleged Saudi corruption

    The UK Serious Fraud Office has made arrests and questioned six individuals in connection with its long-standing...

  9. July 1, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office left with £4m bill for wrongly reclaimed tax on barristers’ fees

    The UK’s top anti-fraud agency had to pay more than £4m to HM Revenue & Customs after wrongly reclaiming value added tax on...

  10. June 24, 2014

    UK eyes corporate fraud clampdown

    UK ministers are examining whether to expand laws to make companies criminally liable if they fail to prevent fraud and...

  11. June 18, 2014

    Soames moves to tighten grip on Serco empire

    Rupert Soames, the new chief executive of Serco, has tightened his grip on the global outsourcing business, closing its...

  12. June 13, 2014

    UK weighs bribery charges against Alstom

    UK prosecutors are pressing ahead with their investigation into alleged corruption by Alstom at a critical moment in the...

  13. June 11, 2014

    City scandals prompt review of UK anti-bribery standards

    Downing Street has ordered a wide-ranging review of the UK’s ability to tackle bribery and white-collar crime amid concern...

  14. June 4, 2014

    Two more convicted of £70m boiler-room fraud

    Two more people have been convicted of operating a £70m “boiler-room” scam that defrauded more than 1,000 UK investors in...

  15. May 28, 2014

    GSK salesmen want ‘bribes’ reimbursed

    GlaxoSmithKline, the UK pharmaceutical company at the centre of a Chinese corruption scandal, is facing protests from junior...

  16. May 28, 2014

    Toll Brothers up on homebuilder hopes

    Optimism from one of the largest US homebuilders helped lift the wider housing sector, despite choppy performance over the...

  17. May 27, 2014

    SFO opens criminal inquiry into GSK

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal inquiry into GlaxoSmithKline less than two weeks after the drugmaker...

  18. May 27, 2014

    Ex-Barclays traders in court on Libor charges

    Three former Barclays traders appeared in a London court yesterday, becoming the first Americans to face criminal charges in...

  19. May 22, 2014

    Corrupt companies face fines of 400% of illicit profits

    British companies that bribe foreign officials to win contracts, commit fraud, or launder money, face fines of up to 400 per...

  20. May 22, 2014

    Lord Gold – ‘glorified amateur management consultant’ – displays Midas touch

    There is no getting away from it: Lord Gold’s drawing room is gold. Not in a vulgar, garden-variety billionaire way, but in...

  21. May 18, 2014

    Outsourcers win high-value deals

    The largest UK government contract awarded so far this year went to Serco, even though the outsourcer is still under...

  22. May 14, 2014

    Foreign parallels to China’s regulatory zeal

    Chinese regulators are asserting themselves in the GSK case with an authority that has parallels abroad, particularly in the...

  23. May 14, 2014

    GSK’s chopsocky shocks pose questions over UK’s ethics

    Is it time for a public interest test on whether UK drug companies should bribe foreign physicians? The furore over Pfizer,...

  24. May 14, 2014

    FCA poised to fine UK broking group over Libor manipulation role

    A UK broking company is set to be fined this week by the financial watchdog because of its role in the manipulation of...

  25. May 12, 2014

    Capita eclipses rivals to win £1.1bn of first-quarter business

    Capita has eclipsed its outsourcing rivals Serco and G4S to win £1.1bn of work in the first quarter of this year, with new...

  26. May 12, 2014

    Legal experts link fall in fraud cases to spending cuts

    A steep decline in the number of financial crimes prosecuted has underscored a problem with the way white-collar crime is...

  27. May 11, 2014

    UK fraud office steps up probe into Barclays’ dealings with Qatar

    Bob Diamond, John Varley and other senior members of Barclays’ former management are set to be questioned under caution by...

  28. May 8, 2014

    Investors give Serco board benefit of the doubt

    Sporting a specially commissioned workman’s jacket emblazoned with the slogan “Serco, and proud of it” Rupert Soames, the...

  29. April 30, 2014

    Legal aid refused for trader in Libor case

    A former Barclays trader has been refused legal aid to defend himself against a charge resulting from the UK’s criminal...

  30. April 29, 2014

    Legal victory for Dahdaleh in Aluminium Bahrain case

    Victor Dahdaleh, the British-Canadian “power broker” whom the UK’s Serious Fraud Office unsuccessfully prosecuted for...

  31. April 28, 2014

    Three former US Barclays traders face charges in UK Libor probe

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office said it would charge three US-based former Barclays traders as part of its probe into the...

  32. April 25, 2014

    UK SFO investigators questioned Alstom executives

    Officials from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office travelled to Paris this month to question senior executives of Alstom as part...

  33. April 15, 2014

    Former ICAP brokers in court over Libor case

    Three former brokers at ICAP, the interdealer broker, faced criminal charges in a London court on Tuesday over conspiracy to...

  34. April 8, 2014

    Fighting Tchenguiz case could cost SFO £18.5m

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has estimated it will need to spend around £18.5m – over half its annual budget – fighting a...

  35. April 3, 2014

    Cameron and the Muslim Brothers

    Since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001, Britain, like other western governments, has from time to time banned...

  36. April 2, 2014

    Sweett launches second probe into Mideast conduct

    Shares in Sweett, the UK’s only listed quantity surveyor, fell 28 per cent on Wednesday after it said it had launched a...

  37. March 28, 2014

    Three ex-ICAP brokers face Libor charges

    The UK Serious Fraud Office will charge three former brokers of ICAP as part of its criminal probe into the alleged...

  38. March 28, 2014

    Three ex-ICAP brokers face Libor charges

    The UK Serious Fraud Office will charge three former brokers of ICAP as part of its criminal probe into the alleged...

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