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Anti-Corruption Groups Challenge the SFO on DPAs

Aarti Maharaj | June 24, 2015

A Financial Times article recently brought to light the mounting concerns over the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) move to modify the settlement process by offering deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) over criminal charges.

Green-david-0914In a letter to David Green, director, SFO, the groups suggest that an investigation should come to an end only with court approval in a public hearing. Moreover, the anti-corruption activists urges that immunity to individuals should be avoided at all cost while companies who are offered DPAs should be fined of “significant deterrent value”.

“The U.K. is embarking deferred prosecution agreements...

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