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U.K. Serious Fraud Office: ‘Why Engage At All?’

Aarti Maharaj | November 4, 2015

Ben Morgan, the joint head of Bribery and Corruption, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently spoke at the Annual Anti-Bribery & Corruption Forum in London. Morgan highlighted companies that have been prosecuted and investigated for bribery and corruption—most notably former UBS rogue trader, Tom Hayes, who received a 14- year custodial sentence.

“As you know, the LIBOR investigation continues, with the trial of the next tranche of some of the 13 charged individuals taking place in Southwark Crown Court as we speak,” said Morgan. “There is also another SFO trial taking place in Southwark at the moment…Three more begin in January, and the docket for the year ahead after that is well populated with SFO matters.”

He also mentioned five other cases which involved...

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