All SFO articles – Page 5

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    CW Europe: A View From the U.K. Serious Fraud Office


    Image: The general counsel of Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, speaking at the Compliance Week Europe conference in Brussels this week, said the SFO hopes to have several deferred-prosecution agreements in place by the end of this year for companies the agency has been investigating for misconduct. Alun Milford provided no ...

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    Soma Oil & Gas Faces Corruption Probe by SFO


    The U.K. Serious Fraud Office recently announced that it has opened a criminal investigation into London-based Soma Oil & Gas Holdings relating to allegations of corruption in Somalia. Soma Oil & Gas confirmed that it has been informed by the agency of the investigation. More inside.

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    Lessons From the BHP Billiton Case


    Image: If compliance officers needed another reminder that the FCPA’s books-and-records provisions are still a dangerous trap for global businesses, look no further than the SEC’s recent $25 million fine against BHP Billiton. Observers say it offers valuable lessons in the SEC’s expansive interpretation of the law. “A check-the-box compliance ...

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    SFO Brings Corruption Charges Against Former Alstom Compliance Executive


    Image: Title: LainéBritain’s Serious Fraud Office has filed corruption charges against a former head of ethics and compliance at Alstom, the beleaguered French firm subject to anti-bribery investigations in multiple countries. The charges against Jean-Daniel Lainé stem from bribes Alstom allegedly paid in the 2000s to supply trains to the ...

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    SFO: Alstom to Face More Criminal Charges


    The U.K. Serious Fraud Office recently announced that it has brought fresh charges against Alstom Network U.K. and an Alstom employee in phase three of its ongoing investigation. The latest charges concern allegations of corruption for the supply of trains to the Budapest Metro. Details inside.

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    Lessons to Learn From the Alstom Fiasco


    The record $772 million criminal penalty reached between the Justice Department and French power and transportation giant Alstom is yet another real-life example of corporate governance gone haywire. Abounding with cover-ups and an overall lack of due diligence, “The Alstom case is the antithesis of the hallmarks of an effective ...

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    SFO Charges Alstom With Fraud