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    1. October 9, 2014

      SFO chief hits out at Theresa May’s plan to abolish agency

      The head of Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has hit back at plans by the home secretary to abolish the agency, saying the...

    2. October 5, 2014

      Theresa May revives attempt to abolish SFO

      Theresa May is to revive plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud and corruption agency and bring it into her new FBI-style...

    1. September 24, 2014

      Barclays shows signs of recovery from a nasty case of Qatar

      Is the Serious Fraud Office’s pursuit of Barclays over its 2008 capital raising petering out? The UK’s underfunded fraud...

    2. September 2, 2014

      SFO considers more arrests in Rolls-Royce bribery probe

      The Serious Fraud Office is planning to make more arrests in its investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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