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....However, the jury could not reach a verdict on two other traders then on trial, Ryan Reich and Stelios Contogoulas. The Serious Fraud Office requested a retrial which concluded last week. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
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....Tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014. Its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, reached what's known as a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office after a two-year probe. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
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.... A transfer had been flagged as suspicious, and British authorities had frozen the account and initiated a money-laundering investigation. “This week the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it is investigating allegations of corruption linked to the Yanukovich regime and has obtained a court order to restrain assets valued at approximately $23m,” Grieve told the assembled delegates. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
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.... All four worked for Barclays. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had accused Mr Reich and Mr Contogoulas of plotting with other Barclays staff between June 2005 and September 2007 to rig Libor. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:12:09 AM
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....Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a fall in full-year pre-tax profit after it was fined for overstating its profits in 2014. It said it had taken a £235m charge after it agreed a deferred prosecution with the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority in March. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:37:34 AM
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....The whistleblowing saga comes at a crucial time for Barclays. The Serious Fraud Office is close to deciding whether it will prosecute the bank and former executives about its £7. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of April 2017 09:06:17 AM
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....Tesco is now close to drawing a line under the accounting scandal. Last month the company agreed to pay a fine of £129m to settle the Serious Fraud Office investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
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....Tesco is now close to drawing a line under the accounting scandal. It has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to settle the Serious Fraud Office investigation and has also struck an £85m deal with the Financial Conduct Authority to compensate affected shareholders. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
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....20p. The supermarket giant announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, had in principle struck a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office over its 2014 accounting scandal. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
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. Tesco is to pay out £235m to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority into the 2014 accounting scandal that rocked Britain’s biggest retailer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
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. The Serious Fraud Office and Tesco are within days of announcing a settlement that could mean Britain’s biggest supermarket chain will pay a multimillion-pound fine over an accounting scandal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
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....The Bank of England said it had provided a statement to the BBC noting that Libor and other global benchmarks were not regulated in the UK or elsewhere at the time. The Bank added it was helping with investigations by the Serious Fraud Office into Libor manipulation by employees at commercial banks and brokers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of April 2017 06:45:56 PM
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. For Tesco, a £235m bill to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority counts as a tidy piece of business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:48:11 PM
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.... But the discovery of accounting irregularities forced him to embark on an overhaul of the business, including the disposal of its South Korean chain Homeplus for £4bn. Last week Tesco agreed to pay £235m to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority into the accounting scandal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:55:52 PM
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. The high court has approved a settlement between Tesco and the Serious Fraud Office that involves Britain’s biggest retailer paying a £129m fine over an accounting scandal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of April 2017 06:18:16 PM
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. David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office, has warned that British businesses should not consider deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) the “new normal” if they are caught misbehaving. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
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....Tesco rose 2. 4% after a court approved a deal between Britain's biggest supermarket chain and the Serious Fraud Office to settle an investigation over a 2014 accounting fraud. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
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....It used to be said that Tesco was so popular that one in every eight pounds spent in the UK retail sector ended up in the supermarket’s jingling tills. Some £214m of that hard-earned money could soon be weighing down the pockets of the Serious Fraud Office, and of investors affected by its 2014 accounting scandal, in the form of fines and compensation, after a settlement agreement last month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tesco full-year pre-tax profits hit by fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:37:34 AM
....Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a fall in full-year pre-tax profit after it was fined for overstating its profits in 2014. It said it had taken a £235m charge after it agreed a deferred prosecution with the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority in March. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
....Tesco is now close to drawing a line under the accounting scandal. It has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to settle the Serious Fraud Office investigation and has also struck an £85m deal with the Financial Conduct Authority to compensate affected shareholders. ...
The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
.... A transfer had been flagged as suspicious, and British authorities had frozen the account and initiated a money-laundering investigation. “This week the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it is investigating allegations of corruption linked to the Yanukovich regime and has obtained a court order to restrain assets valued at approximately $23m,” Grieve told the assembled delegates. ...
BBC to air recording that implicates Bank of England in Libor scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:45:56 PM
....The Bank of England said it had provided a statement to the BBC noting that Libor and other global benchmarks were not regulated in the UK or elsewhere at the time. The Bank added it was helping with investigations by the Serious Fraud Office into Libor manipulation by employees at commercial banks and brokers. ...
High court approves £129m fine for Tesco over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:18:16 PM
. The high court has approved a settlement between Tesco and the Serious Fraud Office that involves Britain’s biggest retailer paying a £129m fine over an accounting scandal. ...
FTSE 250 sets record closing high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
....Tesco rose 2. 4% after a court approved a deal between Britain's biggest supermarket chain and the Serious Fraud Office to settle an investigation over a 2014 accounting fraud. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
....However, the jury could not reach a verdict on two other traders then on trial, Ryan Reich and Stelios Contogoulas. The Serious Fraud Office requested a retrial which concluded last week. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
Tesco looks to draw a line under accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....It used to be said that Tesco was so popular that one in every eight pounds spent in the UK retail sector ended up in the supermarket’s jingling tills. Some £214m of that hard-earned money could soon be weighing down the pockets of the Serious Fraud Office, and of investors affected by its 2014 accounting scandal, in the form of fines and compensation, after a settlement agreement last month. ...
Two Barclays traders found not guilty in Libor retrial image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:12:09 AM
.... All four worked for Barclays. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had accused Mr Reich and Mr Contogoulas of plotting with other Barclays staff between June 2005 and September 2007 to rig Libor. ...
Thousands of Tesco jobs at risk under plan to axe some night shifts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:55:52 PM
.... But the discovery of accounting irregularities forced him to embark on an overhaul of the business, including the disposal of its South Korean chain Homeplus for £4bn. Last week Tesco agreed to pay £235m to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority into the accounting scandal. ...
Serious Fraud Office boss warns big names to play ball – or else image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
. David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office, has warned that British businesses should not consider deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) the “new normal” if they are caught misbehaving. ...
Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
....20p. The supermarket giant announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, had in principle struck a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office over its 2014 accounting scandal. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
....Tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014. Its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, reached what's known as a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office after a two-year probe. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
. The Serious Fraud Office and Tesco are within days of announcing a settlement that could mean Britain’s biggest supermarket chain will pay a multimillion-pound fine over an accounting scandal. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
....“Efforts must be sustained to improve detection of foreign bribery and achieve stronger enforcement of its anti-bribery legislation,” it said. The report praises the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for recent successes in pursuing major corruption cases, including a multimillion-pound settlement with the engineering giant Rolls-Royce earlier this year. ...
Libor expert witness texted for help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:37:35 PM
. A prosecution witness called by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as an expert on trading has admitted texting friends in the middle of his trial evidence to ask basic questions. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... With the combined legal bills for both parties believed to be more than £10m, the process has dented not only Holyoake’s pockets but his own standing. As the Candys have been quick to point out, he was investigated, (though never charged) by the Serious Fraud Office over the 2010 collapse of his fish importing business British Seafood. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's £42m payout takes earnings to £210m in five years image
....Among other companies publishing details of pay deals on Thursday was Rolls-Royce, which paid annual bonuses to its executive for the first time in three years. Its chief executive, Warren East, who is leading the clean-up operation of the engine-maker after its £671m charge to settle bribery and corruption charges with the Serious Fraud Office and authorities in the US and Brazil, received a £916,000 bonus taking his total pay to £2m. ...
Topshop owner to double contributions to plug pension deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:28:55 PM
.... The collapse of the retailer is still being investigated by the Insolvency Service, which could recommend that former directors of BHS are banned from being company directors in Britain. The Financial Reporting Council is also looking into the collapse, while the Serious Fraud Office is also considering whether to launch a formal investigation. ...
Property tycoon denies threatening business partner’s pregnant wife image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:09:33 PM
....He described repeated efforts over a two-year period to recover the money. Holyoake, who was investigated but not charged by the Serious Fraud Office over the collapse of his fish importing business, British Seafood, was only able to make the payment after selling Grosvenor Gardens House, his Belgravia development, in February 2014. ...
Dominic Chappell to fight legal action forcing him to pay BHS pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:44:02 PM
.... The collapse of BHS is still being investigated by the Insolvency Service which could recommend that former directors of BHS are banned from being company directors in Britain. The Financial Reporting Council is also looking into the collapse, while the Serious Fraud Office is also considering whether to launch a formal investigation. ...
Barclays' profits almost triple but chairman says many challenges await image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:10:57 AM
....The bank, which has been scrambling to repair its reputation since the 2012 Libor rate-fixing scandal, is fighting the US Department of Justice over a decade-old mortgage bond misselling scandal. It is also awaiting the outcome of an investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office into the way it raised funds during the height of the banking crisis. ...
Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:28:53 AM
....It included a £4. 4bn writedown on the value of financial hedges Rolls uses to protect itself against currency fluctuations and a £671m charge for the penalties the company has agreed to pay to settle bribery and corruption charges with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice, and Brazilian authorities. ...
Former Rolls-Royce boss questioned in corruption inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 11:31:33 AM
. Sir John Rose, the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has been questioned under caution as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into a corruption scandal at the engineering group. ...
Developer claiming £132m   from Candy brothers is accused of 'serial dishonesty' image
....Watching proceedings from the public gallery were two investors still owed money following the collapse of British Seafood, which collapsed in 2010 with debts of £250m. The Serious Fraud Office closed an investigation three years ago without pressing charges. ...
Rolls-Royce faces civil service inquiry over UK state funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:29:06 PM
....She added that Rolls-Royce should be blocked from receiving any support from UKEF for three years after confessing to the bribery. Rolls-Royce struck deals with the Serious Fraud Office and prosecutors in the US and Brazil last month to end long-running investigations. ...
Ex-UBS and Citigroup trader jailed over Libor seeks review of case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:15 AM
....The move, which could be made as soon as Tuesday, comes after the former UBS and Citigroup employee failed in a previous attempt to have his conviction overturned, and was then blocked last year from appealing to the supreme court. Hayes, the first person convicted of rigging Libor (the London interbank offered rate), had originally confessed to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to running a “dishonest” scheme and agreed to cooperate with the agency. ...
Booker Tesco deal has hedge funds in a funk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... But elsewhere, Conn really is in the middle of a seriously unfortunate trot. He was the senior independent director at Rolls-Royce in 2010 – and he was on the board from 2005 to 2014 – which suddenly looks awkward following Lord Justice Leveson’s judgment this month that the company was aware in 2010 of corruption allegations within the company, but decided not to notify the Serious Fraud Office. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
....The history of accounting scandals shows that companies often take a long time to recover from such blows. Tesco, for example, is still under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and facing a lawsuit from shareholders more than two years after it found a black hole in its accounts. ...
Tesco to buy Budgens and Londis owner Booker in £3.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:18:45 AM
.... In the years since, the grocer has been battered by the discounters and by the move to online and convenience shopping. Leahy’s successor, Philip Clarke, was forced to step down after a series of profit warnings and the grocer was then engulfed in an accounting scandal that is still the subject of a Serious Fraud Office investigation. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
.... If Brexit and Trump weren’t happening, the tale of bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce over three decades would have been front-page news for days. To recap: a company long deemed one of the UK’s finest agreed to pay £671m in penalties via a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office and parallel agreements in Brazil and the US. ...
Rolls-Royce sent agent to 'retrieve' document from India tax office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:52:09 PM
....The agent told the engineering giant that he paid a large sum to get the document from authorities, avoiding the company being banned from operating in India for 25 years. The revelation is contained in court documents filed by the Serious Fraud Office as part of the admission by Rolls-Royce that it had acted corruptly in 12 countries, including India. ...
What did Rolls-Royce directors know about bribery scandal? 'No comment' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
. The leadership of Rolls-Royce knew in 2010 about allegations regarding corruption within the company but decided not to notify the Serious Fraud Office, according to the damning judgment on the scandal from Lord Justice Leveson. ...
Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:48:18 PM
.... The manufacturing multinational has been hit with the biggest criminal penalty in British history after being ordered to pay £691m in fines. On Monday the company announced the settlement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), after accepting that its defence and civil aerospace divisions had paid bribes and corrupted officials and politicians around the world. ...
He's had three strikes. Surely Pearson's chief executive is out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:19:40 PM
....A senior high court judge called Rolls-Royce’s conduct, for which it will pay £671m in penalties, “egregious criminality over decades”. Sir Brian Leveson also said Rolls-Royce had known about potential corruption in 2010 but decided not to notify the Serious Fraud Office. ...
Rolls-Royce: questions remain despite £671m bribery settlement | Nils Pratley image
.... It has changed its senior management. And, under the terms of the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office, it will improve its behaviour on pain of getting properly whacked. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
....The settlement was reached with investigators from three countries – the UK, US and Brazil – who five years ago started to scrutinise allegations that the firm had hired middlemen to pay bribes to win contracts. Richard Whittam, a QC for the Serious Fraud Office, detailed the findings of what he said was the “largest individual investigation conducted by the SFO to date”. ...
Rolls-Royce’s SFO settlement is big, ugly and serious image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:24:51 PM
. The City had tended to be relaxed about Rolls-Royce’s run-in with the Serious Fraud Office’s bribery investigators. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
....Robert Barrington, the executive director of Transparency International, said “there must be a prosecution of individuals” in addition to the settlement. In deals announced on Monday, Rolls-Royce said it would pay £497m to the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), subject to approval by the high court. ...
US charges three foreign exchange traders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 11:28:46 PM
.... . In March 2016 the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) closed its criminal investigation into allegations of price-rigging in the foreign exchange market. ...
How attempts to save BHS, and 11,000 jobs, were doomed by chaos and mistrust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 04:00:32 PM
.... Although the parliamentary committee led by Labour MPs Iain Wright and Frank Field has delivered its verdict, there are other investigations still underway. The Pensions Regulator, the Insolvency Service, the Financial Reporting Council, HM Revenue & Customs and the Serious Fraud Office are all still looking into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the 88-year-old chain. ...
Rolls-Royce exploited US sanctions loopholes to trade with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:30:15 AM
....A joint investigation by the Guardian and BBC Panorama has documented Rolls-Royce’s widespread use of middlemen – commercial advisers or agents in industry parlance – in an effort to secure high-value contracts around the world. The company has been under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations it paid bribes through intermediaries since 2012. ...
Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:08:31 PM
. The chief executive of Rolls-Royce, which is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over bribery allegations, has said winning business ethically plays a key role in his plans for future growth. ...
Football tax review called for by HMRC chief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:12:44 PM
....The officials also told the PAC that HMRC had seven criminal investigations under way and had made arrests following publication of the Panama Papers, which provided a huge amount of information about the tax affairs of wealthy individuals. The action follows the formation of an inter-agency task force six months ago, including HMRC, the FCA, the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency. ...
SFO will not charge former Tesco boss over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:38:53 AM
....Tesco’s former chief executive Philip Clarke will not face charges in relation to an accounting scandal at the supermarket chain, it has been confirmed. Clarke’s lawyer, David Corker, said on Monday that he had received a letter from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) informing him of the decision. ...
Tata to sell UK speciality steels business in £100m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 11:39:17 AM
....The speciality steels business employs 1,700 people and produces materials for the aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries. It is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over forgery allegations, which led to the managing director of the business being suspended. ...
Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:59:54 PM
....The forum’s solicitors, Leigh Day, said the plans “would have seen thousands of victims of asbestos exposure denied justice”. Police investigators, the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office, lawyers, journalists and bank compliance teams all make extensive use of the data held by Companies House, with many searches involving dissolved companies and their directors. ...
Ex-Barclays banker alleges unfair dismissal after interview with SFO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:49:44 PM
. A former senior Barclays banker claims he was unfairly dismissed after the Serious Fraud Office shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators probing the bank, a tribunal has heard. ...
SFO asks for private hearing in unfair dismissal claim by ex-Barclays banker image
. The Serious Fraud Office will on Monday ask a London employment tribunal to hear an unfair dismissal claim by a former senior banker at Barclays in private. ...
Tesco chief warns brands not to make UK shoppers pay for weak pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:49:32 PM
....Lewis is leading the turnaround of the grocer, which faced the biggest crisis in its history in 2014 when a whistleblower alerted him to an accounting scandal that revealed profits had been artificially inflated. Following a Serious Fraud Office investigation, three former Tesco executives will face trial on fraud charges next year. ...
Ex-Autonomy director accused by US prosecutors of elaborate financial fraud image
....Despite claims that Hogenson attempted to blow the whistle, British regulators did not open a major investigation until February 2013, after HP had made its first complaint about accounting improprieties at Autonomy. The Serious Fraud Office, which led the investigation, dropped the case in January 2015, citing “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of a conviction”. ...
BHS scandal: Dominic Chappell arrested amid tax investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:08:49 AM
....The Pensions Regulator has started legal proceedings in an attempt to fill the BHS pension deficit, while the Financial Reporting Council and the Insolvency Service are also investigating the scandal. The Serious Fraud Office is conducting preliminary inquiries in order to consider whether to launch a formal investigation. ...
Three bank employees arrested in UK insider trading investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 06:25:18 PM
....The Panama Papers taskforce was announced in April, one week after the simultaneous publication of the first leaked files by media outlets in more than 80 countries. It brought together investigators, compliance specialists and analysts from HM Revenue and Customs, the NCA, the Serious Fraud Office and the FCA. ...
Rolls-Royce 'made secret payments' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 05:01:05 PM
.... He says he has "never taken nor paid any bribes". In 2014, both Sudhir and Bhanu Choudhrie were arrested as part of the Serious Fraud Office investigation into Rolls-Royce. ...
Tesco hit with £100m damages claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 03:05:50 PM
....Tesco declined to comment on the case. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged three former Tesco executives with fraud and false accounting as a result of the irregularities. ...
Older leaseholders who fought for right to manage their block – and won image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
....FirstPort is part of a complex web of companies that is ultimately controlled by property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz and the Tchenguiz Family Trust. Peverel went into administration in 2011 when a bank loan was called in shortly after Vincent Tchenguiz and his brother Robert were arrested by the Serious Fraud Office. ...
Tesco faces UK legal action over accounting scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 06:36:51 PM
....Claimants included pension funds from the UK, Europe and the US as well as general asset managers, he said. The claim comes a month after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charged three former Tesco executives with fraud and false accounting as part of a continuing criminal investigation. ...
Ex-Tesco executives deny fraud charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:32:09 AM
....The former executives were released on bail and must appear at Southwark Crown Court on 20 October for a plea hearing. Mr Rogberg, of Chiselhampton, near Oxford, Mr Bush, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and Mr Scouler, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, were charged earlier this month by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). ...
Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 04:20:13 AM
.... . David Green, director of the Serious Fraud Office, said while banker Tom Hayes was the first person to be convicted for Libor fixing his employers were only held to account for his actions in a US court, where the law makes a prosecution easier. ...
Three charged over Tesco accounts fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 11:37:30 AM
....Three former Tesco executives have been charged as part of a continuing investigation into accounting irregularities at the supermarket giant in 2014. Carl Rogberg, Christopher Bush and John Scouler have been charged with fraud and false accounting, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said. ...
Former Tesco directors charged with fraud over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 11:35:32 AM
....Carl Rogberg, the former finance director of Tesco UK, Christopher Bush, the former managing director of Tesco UK, and John Scouler, the former commercial director for food, have all been charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of false accounting. A statement from the Serious Fraud Office said the alleged activity occurred between February and September 2014. ...
Under fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:09:07 AM
....A year later and Hellawell was gone - announcing his resignation on BBC Radio 4's Today programme over Mr Blunkett's decision to downgrade cannabis from a Class B to a Class C drug. In May 2006, he became chairman of pharmaceuticals business Goldshield, which had been one of five companies charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to defraud a month earlier. ...
The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
....The 40,000 reports to Action Fraud every month are whittled down to ones where the police think there are “actionable leads”. Some go up to the National Crime Agency or the Serious Fraud Office, some are pushed out to the other 43 police forces across the UK, while the City of London police tackle the rest. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens Airbus corruption investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:14:09 PM
. The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into allegations of "fraud, bribery and corruption" in the civil aviation business of Airbus. ...

Theresa May drawn into David Cameron honours row after she accepted £35,000 from Tory donors whose names were taken off list
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....Mr Spencer’s peerage is understood to have been blocked because of  lingering concerns about the Libor scandal, when his firm Icap was fined £55million by regulators in 2013, despite no suggestion that directors at Icap were aware of the scandal. An investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into the Libor scandal is still open, although Icap is not involved. ...
BHS: Philip Green attacks 'kangaroo court' inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 11:06:59 PM
....". Mr Field responded that he hoped to meet with the pensions regulator and the head of the Serious Fraud Office this week to discuss what progress is being made to resolve the matter. ...
Libor rigging trial: Former Barclays bankers jailed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 02:38:17 PM
.... . The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which brought the investigation, pointed to comments from the judge that the bankers' behaviour showed "an absence of integrity". ...
What is the Libor scandal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 05:58:31 AM
. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it will seek a retrial of two former Barclays traders over their involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. ...
SFO seeks retrial of two former Barclays Libor traders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:50:00 AM
. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it will seek a retrial of two former Barclays traders over their involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. ...
Three convicted in Libor rigging trial image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 11:35:42 AM
....Barclays declined to comment. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which brought the investigation, said: "The key issue in this case was dishonesty. ...
Jailed JJB Sports boss Chris Ronnie let off £105,000 payment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 06:26:12 PM
....Ronnie’s defence team will now apply for that amount to be formally recognised and the confiscation order satisfied. A spokesman for the Serious Fraud Office, which took Ronnie to court, said it was expected that the amount handed over by Ronnie would be accepted as sufficient and he would avoid the additional five years in prison. ...
DfT probes Skoda over emissions: VW-owned Czech carmaker could be prosecuted image
....All of the cars have “defeat devices” that enable them to cheat regulatory checks on how much nitrogen oxide they admit. The Serious Fraud Office and the Competition and Markets Authority are looking into the matter, but have yet to open formal investigations. ...
BHS collapse could cost taxpayer £35m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:10:47 PM
....Related: The six key questions that MPs must ask Sir Philip Green. The Insolvency Service and the Pensions Regulator is also investigating the collapse of BHS, while the Serious Fraud Office is considering launching a probe. ...

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