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UK Treasury on fraud, scams & economic crime report

The report urged the Govt to legislate against online fraudulent adverts and seriously consider whether online giants should reimburse those who fall victim to scams on their platforms. It also called for the Govt to urgently...
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SFO recovers almost £600k from bank accounts of former Petrofac fixer

SFO has recovered £567,466.53 from personal bank accounts linked to a former fixer for the Petrofac group. The 3 bank accounts – all linked to the Basim Al Shaikh (now deceased) – were identified and then frozen by the SFO on 3rd Feb 2021, on suspicion of containing...  
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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 national...
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TI-UK on reducing corruption risks in planning decisions

This assessment looked at how local authorities compared against good practice standards for managing corruption risks. Our research found that, overall, local authorities do not meet good practice standards...  
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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 to do business...
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SFO outlines strategic plan 2022-25

This Strategy for 2022-2025 sets out the SFO’s approach and goals for the next three years. We will modernise, build our skills and capabilities, implement improvements in how we do things and seek to influence our operating environment, including the legislative...
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TI-UK publishes annual plan for 2022/23

This Annual Plan is the second under 2021-2030 Strategy, ‘Stopping Corruption – Promoting Integrity’. TI will deepen its programme of work across the public sector, political sphere and private sectors of the UK and continue to lead influential global programming...
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SFO investigates Arena Television Limited

The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into the business practices of individuals associated with Arena Television Limited and its linked entities. Three sites were searched by the SFO with support from the NCA...
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SFO reclaims £100,000 from Unaoil executive

Following a successful investigation and conviction of four individuals for corruption at Unaoil, the SFO has recovered criminal gains of almost £100,000 from a former senior executive. The SFO secured a court order to recover the funds, which will be paid into the public purse.
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SFO secures two DPAs with companies

SFO secures two DPAs with companies for Bribery Act offences. The two DPAs share a common Statement of Facts. The criminal conduct saw bribes paid in relation...
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