SFO Director Lisa Osofsky keynote speech

SFO has recovered over £59.5 million in proceeds of crime since 2018 and we have agreed 8 DPAs bringing back over £1 billion to the UK taxpayer, including Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, which last year saw the company pay £103 million for its corrupt...

House of Lords on Protection for Whistleblowing Bill

The bill would introduce several protections for whistleblowers, including the establishment of an independent Office of the Whistleblower. The office’s principal duty would be to protect whistleblowers and oversee the process of whistleblowing…

SEC orders UBS to pay $25m to settle fraud charges

SEC announced that UBS has agreed to pay approximately $25 million to settle fraud charges relating to a complex investment strategy referred to as YES, or Yield Enhancement Strategy. UBS did not provide its financial advisors with adequate training and oversight...

FinCEN/BIS joint alert on Russian & Belarusian export control

FinCEN/BIS is urging FIs to be vigilant against efforts to evade BIS export controls implemented in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. By identifying and reporting suspicious activity indicative of such behavior, FIs contribute to U.S. and international...

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,...