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Former company director pleads guilty to £12 million bribery scheme unearthed by SFO

In a hearing conducted at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30 May, Carole Ann Hodson pleaded guilty to bribery in relation to a scheme orchestrated to secure £12 million worth of contracts for ALCA Fasteners Ltd, a company she owned at the time. The scheme, which operated...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Tackling Economic Crime Awards launched to honour security and law enforcement professionals

Economic crime has a significant impact on the UK;s economy, with – according to the Office for National Statistics – an estimated 3.24 million fraud offences taking place in the year ending March 2018. Organised by the World Excellence Awards team who also run the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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PKF Littlejohn appoints Robert Brooker as co-head of specialist Forensic and Fraud team

PKF Littlejohn has appointed Robert Brooker as co-head of the company’s Forensic and Fraud team. Brooker joins the firm after over ten years at Transport for London (TfL), where he was head of fraud.  At TfL, Brooker managed a team of investigators, prevention staff and...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Scaling Down The Rolls-Royce Investigation: A Sign of Panic at the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has finally stopped investigating a number of former Rolls-Royce employees in connection with the bribery and corruption scandal that has been rumbling on for many years now. A shrewd decision based on available evidence? Or the frightened actions...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Nine convicted in relation to £16 million and $21 million FH Bertling bribery cases

Stephen Emler and Giuseppe Morreale pleaded guilty for their part in a corrupt scheme to secure a ConocoPhillips freight forwarding contract, eventually worth over £16 million, for FH Bertling as part of the ‘Jasmine’ North Sea oil exploration project, it can now be reported....
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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New joint principles published to compensate victims of economic crime overseas

The new agreement between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) establishes a common framework to identify cases where compensation is appropriate and act swiftly in those cases to return funds to the affected...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
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“No improvement in corruption within businesses” reports EY’s Global Fraud Survey

The scale of bribery and corruption has shown no improvement globally since 2012, despite the unprecedented level of enforcement activity enacted and the introduction of new corporate criminal liability laws in that time. This is according to the 15th EY Global Fraud Survey,...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018
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“Fraud increasing in both cost and complexity for UK organisations” states PwC Survey

PwC’s latest study highlights that half of those UK organisations questioned have been the victim of fraud and/or economic crime in the last two years. More than half (51%) of the most disruptive crimes resulted in losses of over $100,000 (£72,000) compared to 37% globally....
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority launches in determined bid to lead fight against fraud

The new NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been given the independence it needs to fight and deter fraud, bribery and corruption that attacks the NHS. It’s a Centre of Excellence employing specialists in intelligence, fraud prevention, computer forensics, fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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National Crime Agency and international partners join forces to tackle global grand corruption

A new multinational centre for co-ordinating law enforcement action against grand corruption has now been launched. The International Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre (IACCC), hosted by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), brings together specialist law enforcement officers...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017