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  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. 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...

  1. February 28, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office fined for value added tax mistakes

    Britain’s top anti-fraud agency has been fined for value added tax errors, prompting MPs to demand that ministers get a grip...

  2. February 4, 2014

    ‘Downton’ spruces up luxury furnishers’ sales

    Weathervane for consumer confidence Wallpapers costing £75 a metre and harking back to a lost era of aristocratic house...

  3. December 23, 2013

    SFO launches criminal probe into Rolls-Royce bribery claims

    The UK Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce,...

  4. October 24, 2013

    SFO changes approach with aggressive scrutiny of key sectors

    Sectors including oil and gas and construction will face more aggressive scrutiny for economic crimes such as bribery and...

  5. September 10, 2013

    Olympus accounting case opens in London

    Olympus Corporation has made its first appearance in a British court to answer corporate charges filed by the Serious Fraud...

  6. September 2, 2013

    SFO chief ready to press more corporate prosecutions

    David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office, has signalled he would be prepared to bring more corporate...

  7. August 14, 2013

    SFO brings first Bribery Act charges in bio fuels fraud case

    The Serious Fraud Office has brought its first charges against individuals accused of violating the UK Bribery Act. The...

  8. July 28, 2013

    Grant Thornton accused of wrongdoing in Tchenguiz case

    Grant Thornton has been accused of maliciously misleading the UK’s anti-fraud prosecutor and potentially perverting the...

  9. July 28, 2013

    Treasury pledges extra £2m for Barclays probe

    The UK Treasury is expected to pledge special “blockbuster” funding to the Serious Fraud Office to back its investigation...

  10. July 17, 2013

    Serious Fraud Office reports rising costs and fall in conviction rates

    The UK Serious Fraud Office took on fewer trials and won fewer of them in the past year, as its new director vowed to step...

  11. June 5, 2013

    Call to make companies liable for failure to prevent fraud

    Companies would be criminally liable for failing to prevent fraud or theft by their employees under proposals floated by the...

  12. May 26, 2013

    Opposition grows to HS2 high speed rail line in Yorkshire

    Opposition to the proposed HS2 high speed rail route is growing in the north of England, with the leaders of the region’s...

  13. March 26, 2013

    Big Libor developments soon, says SFO

    The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has pledged “significant developments” within the next three months in the...

  14. March 17, 2013

    Ex-SFO chief apologises for exit payments

    A former director of the Serious Fraud Office has offered his “deep and unreserved apology” to a parliamentary committee for...

  15. March 7, 2013

    Ex-SFO director criticised at hearing

    The extent of recent mismanagement at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office was laid bare during a bruising parliamentary hearing...

  16. March 7, 2013

    MPs lambast ex-head of SFO over staff payments

    MPs told the director of the Serious Fraud Office to recoup £15,000 from his predecessor rather than the taxpayer during a...

  17. March 3, 2013

    SFO whistleblower casts doubt on convictions

    A whistleblower in the Serious Fraud Office alleged its convictions could be unsafe because of handling of evidence by the...

  18. February 27, 2013

    SFO hires Slaughters for Tchenguiz case

    The Serious Fraud Office has swapped its usual lawyers in favour of one of the City’s most prestigious and expensive legal...

  19. January 14, 2013

    SFO notes rise in companies admitting guilt

    The number of companies voluntarily admitting wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office has nearly doubled in the past fiscal...

  20. December 14, 2012

    Weavering founder charged with fraud

    The founder of Weavering Capital, the $600m London-based hedge fund that collapsed in 2009, has been charged with fraud,...

  21. December 5, 2012

    Fraud agency agreed second secret payout

    The UK’s fraud fighting agency has been accused of operating a “slush fund” as a second secret payment to an outgoing...

  22. November 20, 2012

    Study criticises Serious Fraud Office

    Basic and persistent errors such as poor record-keeping and patchy intelligence are threatening the reputation and future of...

  23. November 2, 2012

    SFO prepares for Tchenguiz civil claim

    Britain’s main fraud prosecutor is preparing for a legal battle with Vincent Tchenguiz over whether it abused its powers in...

  24. November 1, 2012

    NAO criticises former SFO chief’s payoff

    The National Audit Office has ruled as “irregular” severance of more than £420,000 paid to the former chief executive of the...

  25. November 1, 2012

    SFO attacked over ex-chief’s severance

    The Serious Fraud Office has come under attack for making a secret £420,000 redundancy payment to its former chief...

  26. October 22, 2012

    Deferred prosecution deals set for go-ahead

    Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, is expected to give the go-ahead for Britain to adopt deferred prosecution agreements...

  27. October 15, 2012

    Tchenguiz case shows chest hair is no crime

    It is no surprise that the Serious Fraud Office has dropped an investigation into Robert Tchenguiz. The agency’s...

  28. October 9, 2012

    SFO toughens stance on bribery

    Companies that admit bribery failings to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office can no longer be sure they will not face criminal...

  29. October 3, 2012

    Quarter of board members ‘would pay bribes’

    A quarter of board members of UK companies would consider paying a bribe to win business, despite wide-ranging anti-graft...

  30. August 22, 2012

    SFO seeks to reclaim some of Nadir costs

    The Serious Fraud Office will try to claw back some of the £3m of taxpayer money it has spent on bringing Asil Nadir to...

  31. July 12, 2012

    SFO hires adviser to restore reputation

    A high-profile former judge will join the Serious Fraud Office as an adviser as part of a restructuring to improve case...

  32. July 8, 2012

    SFO to reopen case into collapse of Weavering

    The collapse of one of London’s oldest hedge funds during the financial crisis will be probed once again by the UK’s main...

  33. July 6, 2012

    SFO bows to calls for Libor crime probe

    The Serious Fraud Office on Friday said that it would formally investigate the ­rigging of the interbank lending rate by...

  34. July 5, 2012

    SFO secures cash for Libor investigation

    George Osborne is preparing to boost the budget of the Serious Fraud Office to help it pursue a criminal investigation into...

  35. June 18, 2012

    SFO drops Tchenguiz investigation

    The Serious Fraud Office has abandoned its long-running probe into property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz, ending an error-strewn...

  36. June 14, 2012

    New SFO chief outlines planned shake-up

    The new director of the Serious Fraud Office used his first public speech on Thursday to set out plans for reviving the...

  37. May 30, 2012

    Who should prune the hedges?

    Maybe it is the warm weather that brings them out. Accusations of wrong doing against the bosses of defunct hedge funds are...

  38. May 23, 2012

    Non-disclosure claim in Tchenguiz case

    A meeting between the solicitor for Robert Tchenguiz and the director of the Serious Fraud Office, during which offers of...

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