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SFO: Sweett Group Admits to Bribery

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 4, 2015

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office this week confirmed that Sweett Group, a British property management, construction and surveying company, admitted to violating the Bribery Act, regarding conduct in the Middle East.

“Further details will be made available when the matter comes before court, at a date still to be determined,” the SFO said. The resolution would mark the SFO’s first conviction since enactment of the Bribery Act in 2011.

As Compliance Week previously reported, the SFO last year said it had opened an investigation into Sweett Group “in relation to its activities in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere.” SFO launched the investigation after allegations surfaced that a former Sweett Group employee allegedly...

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