Aziz Rahman
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Corporate Crime: Reaping the Benefits of Self-Reporting

Recently disclosed statistics show that only a small number of companies are prosecuted after self-reporting bribery and corruption. Aziz Rahman observes that such a course of action demands careful consideration. There’s a widely-accepted view that, when it comes to...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Hacker tried to blackmail Apple by threatening deletion of 319 million accounts

A cyber criminal who tried to blackmail Apple by claiming that he had access to a huge cache of iCloud and other Apple accounts has been sentenced following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Kerem Albayrak, 22, from North London, demanded Apple give...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Trio found guilty of paying and accepting bribes to facilitate football transfers

Following on from an investigation conducted by the City of London Police’s Fraud Squad, a former assistant manager and two football agents have been found guilty of accepting and paying bribes to facilitate the transfer of players at Barnsley Football Club. On Monday 16 December...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria – has been hit with a £7.3 million confiscation order. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) financial investigation into 60-year-old...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
Neil Williams
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Examining The Future for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Sometimes, the best ideas just don’t turn out to be as good in practice as they were either on paper or in the heads of those who devised them in the first instance. So far, 2019 seems to be the year that Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have joined the list of things that...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
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Serious Fraud Office announces DPA in principle with Serco Geografix Limited

The Serious Fraud Office has announced that a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Serco Geografix Limited (SGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Serco Group, has been approved in principle by Justice William Davis. On Thursday 4 July 2019, the SFO will apply for final...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019
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Deferred Prosecution Agreement between Serious Fraud Office and Tesco Stores Ltd published

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is now able to share in full the terms of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached with Tesco Stores Limited after reporting restrictions were lifted. Between February and September 2014, instead of working to safeguard the financial interests of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Southwark Council ordered to pay £570,000 following Lakanal House fire safety failings

Southwark Council has been ordered to pay a total sum of £570,000 for safety failures at Lakanal House, the South London tower block in which six people lost their lives to fire in 2009. The Council was taken to court by the London Fire Brigade on 22 charges relating to fire...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Reports to Action Fraud result in jail terms for £1.7 million investment fraudsters

Five men who were part of an investment fraud scam that tricked more than 70 innocent people into handing over a total of £1.7 million have been jailed for a total of 14 years. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service launched an investigation into a company called Taylor...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017
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Former HBOS manager and associates jailed for involvement in fraud and corruption

A senior banker, a financial consultant and their associates who conspired to enrich themselves, driving businesses into the ground in the process, have been jailed for almost 50 years after being convicted of corruption, fraudulent trading and money laundering. The scheme, led...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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