SFO on fraudulent Global Forestry Investment scheme

Mr Bowers and Mr Skeene were behind Global Forestry Investments, a fraudulent green investment scheme which scammed around 2,000 investors out of their savings and pensions. The fraudulent duo encouraged victims to invest in three Brazilian teak tree plantations,...

First SFO trial of 2022 results in double conviction

The SFO has secured the convictions of the two company directors behind fraudulent green investment schemes in Brazil, which took in approximately £37 million of investments. Global Forestry Investments was presented as a secure, well-managed, ethical...

The SFO “Operation Steamroller”

SFO will be returning over £1 million to more than 200 victims, following one of the largest boiler room frauds ever pursued by a UK authority. The SFO’s seven year investigation, codenamed Operation Steamroller, led to the successful prosecution of Australian...

SFO Business Plan 2022

This Business Plan outlines the key activities that the SFO will undertake in 2022-23 to deliver on our Mission and Strategic Objectives. The mission is to fight complex financial crime; to deliver justice to victims; and to protect the UK’s reputation as a safe place...