Senior judge: bigger fine discounts needed for companies agreeing deferred prosecution agreements – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies should receive substantial discounts on fines if they enter into deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after uncovering and self-reporting corruption offences, according to one of the UK’s most senior judges.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2016

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Police were within rights to investigate Cardiff Three officers, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in corruption, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police by sally

‘Police detectives were within their rights to investigate colleagues involved in the notorious Cardiff Three miscarriage of justice murder case whom they suspected of framing the innocent men, a senior judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Money laundering: New law planned to target corrupt officials – BBC News

‘MPs, councillors and civil servants suspected of corruption are to be targeted by a new law proposed by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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National Crime Agency demands quicker access to offshore firm records – The Guardian

‘The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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Routine use of council gagging orders ‘leaves Britain open to corruption’ – The Independent

‘The UK has left itself open to corruption at the heart of local government, transparency campaigners warned, after it emerged that council workers have been routinely issued with gagging orders when they left public service.’

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The Independent, 3rd April 2016

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Met Police decision to drop Tower Hamlets electoral fraud investigation branded ‘utter disgrace’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2016 in corruption, elections, evidence, fraud, local government, London, news, police by tracey

‘Scotland Yard has dropped its investigation into electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets after finding “insufficient evidence that criminal offences had been committed”. Detectives launched the probe after Lutfur Rahman, the borough’s former mayor, was found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by a judge following a High Court hearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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High Court judge dismisses ‘capricious’ charges by Djibouti against London-based businessman – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2016 in corruption, costs, news, witnesses by sally

‘A three-year multimillion-pound legal battle ended in victory for a London-based businessman, after a High Court judge dismissed the charges against him and launched a scathing attack on the President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2016

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Operation Elveden: The investigation into ‘chequebook journalism’ – BBC News

‘It cost £15m and took five years but what did Operation Elveden – the police investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials by journalists – aim to achieve?’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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Rotherham child sexual abuse victims to take police to court – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2016 in child abuse, corruption, human rights, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Victims of child sexual abuse in Rotherham are set to take South Yorkshire police to court to force them to hand over confidential records on how they handled decades of abuse in the town.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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The Leveson inquiry isn’t over, Cameron must keep his promise – The Guardian

‘It was clear from the start that the Leveson inquiry was to be conducted in two parts. The first section, examining the culture, practices and ethics of the media, reported back in 2012.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2016

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Call to tighten UK’s new property law to crack down on ‘dirty money’ – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in corruption, London, money laundering, news, retrospectivity, sale of land, trusts by sally

‘New laws that aim to stop the UK being a magnet for money launderers – by forcing the owners of properties to reveal their identities – should be applied retrospectively, leading anti-corruption organisations whose work has strongly influenced the government are saying.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2016

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Leveson Inquiry: Labour demands part two goes ahead – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in corruption, inquiries, media, miscarriage of justice, news, police by sally

‘The first part of the inquiry, in 2011-2012, examined press ethics, but hearings into ties between newspapers and the police were put on hold amid criminal inquiries over phone hacking.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2016

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Stephen Lawrence investigation: Police seek fresh DNA samples – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2016 in complaints, corruption, DNA, evidence, forensic science, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police, racism by tracey

‘Police investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 have contacted an unspecified number of people to request DNA samples.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2016

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CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence – The Guardian

‘Criminal trial prosecutors have been accused of suppressing evidence of police corruption in what has been called “misconduct of a particularly serious nature”. Lawyers are alleged to have covered up evidence that police received corrupt payments from a firm of private investigators in return for confidential information.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Tennis match-fixing claims: eight players in Australian Open draw suspected – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘The BBC, in a programme to be aired on Tuesday, claim a joint investigation with Buzzfeed shows: “Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit [attached to the Association of Tennis Professionals] over suspicions they have thrown matches.” ‘

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Police officers who stole £10,000 from drugs raid seizure are jailed – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in corruption, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two police detectives have been jailed for stealing at least £10,000 in cash that was seized during a raid on a suspected drug dealer.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2015

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After FIFA/IAAF corruption – time for institutional change – Sports Law Bulletin

Posted November 16th, 2015 in bribery, corruption, money laundering, news, sport by sally

‘Sport has failed. 2015 may well go down as the most disgraced year in the history of sport. But it should also go down as the year things changed. The year when it finally became apparent that sport can no longer go on ‘governing’ itself in the way it has.’

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Sports Law Bulletin, 13th November 2015

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Lynette White: Corruption probe conviction ‘not realistic’ – BBC News

‘There was “no realistic prospect” of convicting eight police officers involved in the Lynette White murder investigation, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2015

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Stephen Lawrence: new criminal inquiry into claims police shielded killers – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in corruption, inquiries, murder, national crime agency, news, police, racism by sally

‘A new investigation has begun into allegations that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the murderers of Stephen Lawrence, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Ex-UN consultants jailed for bribes over drugs supplied to ‘starving Africans’ – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in bribery, contracts, corruption, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former UN consultants have been jailed by a UK court for receiving bribes to rig contracts worth £66m to supply life-saving drugs to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Guido Bakker, 41, and Sijbrandus Scheffer, 63, took payments totalling £650,000 from a Danish pharmaceutical company called Missionpharma in return for helping them win lucrative contracts.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2015

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