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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Why Companies Need to be Careful

The recent acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments came two months after the company admitted wrongdoing when entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Here, Aziz Rahman (whose firm Rahman Ravelli...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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Kroll expands Cyber Risk practice in Asia Pacific with acquisition of RP Digital Security

Kroll, the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, has expanded its cyber security offer with the acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore-based specialist in computer forensic investigations,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Fifth AML Directive means firms must review anti-money laundering processes

The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive comes into force today, which means that law firms have to make changes to the way in which they work to help keep the proceeds of crime out of legal services. Around 7,000 firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Why Your Security Strategy Needs An Analytical Upgrade

Last year, an increase was reported in the number of violent crimes, robberies and burglaries occurring in the UK. This should act as a wake-up call for companies, as well as individuals, that it’s time to enhance their security operations, asserts Kevin Waterhouse. Crime against...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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NCA agrees £190 million settlement in wake of frozen funds investigation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has agreed a settlement figure with a family that owns large property developments in Pakistan and elsewhere. The £190 million settlement is the result of an investigation by the NCA into Malik Riaz Hussain, a Pakistani national whose business is...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on the subject of cyber crime. Under the theme of ‘Law Enforcement in a Connected Future’, the 7th Europol-Interpol Cyber Crime Conference looked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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“Cyber crime becoming bolder and shifting in focus” asserts Europol report

Europol’s 2019 cyber crime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments. Cyber crime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has made it clear she’s a firm advocate of co-operation so this guidance was always going to be significant. While welcome, asserts Aziz Rahman, it runs to just five...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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IOPC’s Annual Report points towards “improvement in timeliness of investigations”

The latest Annual Report published shows significant improvements in the timeliness of investigations completed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in 2018-2019 at a time when the organisation is receiving more referrals than ever. During 2018-2019, the IOPC...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019