Oxford University Press fined £1.9m over bribery by African subsidiary firms – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2012 in bribery, contracts, corruption, news by sally

“Oxford University Press, the global academic publishing department of the university, has been ordered to pay nearly £1.9m after two subsidiary companies bribed government officials for contracts to supply school textbooks in east Africa.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Three jailed for £9m Sainsbury’s potato scam – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2012 in bribery, corruption, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“Three men have been jailed for a scam in which Sainsbury’s was overcharged by nearly £9m.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2012

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Combating corruption in a global business environment – forthcoming HLE panel discussion – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 21st, 2012 in bribery, competition, corruption, enforcement, legislation, news by sally

“According to the Ministry of Justice, it was hoped that the Bribery Act 2010 would ‘provide a more effective legal framework to combat bribery in the public or private sectors’ and ‘help tackle the threat that bribery poses to economic progress and development around the world’.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th June 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Regina v Majeed; Regina v Westfield – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2012 in appeals, bribery, conspiracy, corruption, gambling, law reports, sport by sally

Regina v Majeed; Regina v Westfield [2012] EWCA Crim 1186; [2012] WLR (D) 172

“Where a sportsman corruptly accepted financial inducements to identify, in advance, occasions when during a match he would play in a specific, previously agreed, manner, the conduct of that sportsman, whose contract obliged him to refrain from doing anything that might damage the reputation of the club or board which employed him, was integral to the affairs and business of that club or board, who were therefore victims of such corrupt activities, even if the bribes were not intended to and did not influence the club or board in any way.”

WLR Daily, 31st May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Stephen Lawrence murder: Police inquiry ‘not corrupt’ – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2012 in corruption, inquiries, news, police, reports by tracey

“The Metropolitan Police was not corrupt in its handling of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, an internal report says.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2012

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Police recorded 8,500 corruption allegations in three years – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2012 in complaints, corruption, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

“The police watchdog has revealed how more than 8,500 allegations about corruption have been recorded by forces in England and Wales in three years – but only 13 police officers have been prosecuted and found guilty.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2012

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Corrupt police Commander Ali Dizaei sacked for second time – Daily Telegraph

“Ali Dizaei, the Metropolitan Police commander twice jailed for corruption, has been dismissed from the force, it was announced today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2012

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Police corruption inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2012 in bribery, corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

“Scotland Yard has called in the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to review fresh allegations of corruption in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2012

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Plea bargaining: eBay justice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in bribery, corruption, criminal justice, news, plea bargaining by sally

“In 2009, Zoe Pemberton, then aged ten, put her grandmother up for auction on eBay ostensibly as a joke. As part of the description she described her grandmother as ‘annoying and moaning a lot’. She also said that she was ‘cuddly’ and ‘likes word searches’. The public bid up to £20,000 until the lot was taken down. If you believe that our criminal justice system is the grandma of every common law system of the world then it seems that she is about to be auctioned off. News is that the Government intends to consult on a new plea bargaining system after big business suggested that the UK should copy the US. At the same time, amongst lawyers and commentators, opinion of the US plea bargaining system is at an all time low.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Lack of major prosecution under Bribery Act does not mean the new laws are not being enforced, expert warns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 1st, 2012 in bribery, corruption, enforcement, news, prosecutions by sally

“Organisations that believe anti-corruption laws introduced in the UK last year are not being enforced are too blasé and risk falling foul of the rules, an expert has said. Meanwhile, managers have claimed that the laws put UK firms at a disadvantage.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th April 2012

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Plea bargain-style laws to be consulted on in summer, Government says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in consultations, corruption, fraud, news, plea bargaining by sally

“Legislation to set out a framework that would allow businesses and prosecutors to negotiate punishments for criminal activity is being drafted and will be consulted on in June, according to a Sunday newspaper.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd April 2012

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Theresa May considering new public inquiry – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police, racism by sally

“The home secretary is considering ordering a new public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2012

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SFO must publish more information about bribery settlement cases, report says – OUT-LAW.com

“Criticism over the lack of detail that has emerged from corruption case settlements only serves to reinforce the need for deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) to be introduced in the UK, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd April 2012

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Ofcom steps up test of James Murdoch’s fitness to keep BSkyB role – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2012 in corruption, interception, media, news by tracey

“Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether James Murdoch is a ‘fit and proper’ person to sit on the board of BSkyB, forming a project team to examine evidence of phone hacking and corrupt payments emerging from the police and the Leveson inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2012

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‘Culture’ of illegal payments to officials existed at The Sun, says senior Met officer – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2012 in corruption, inquiries, media, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

“Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) Sue Akers, who is leading the Metropolitan Police’s latest inquiries into allegations of phone hacking, email hacking and corrupt payments, said payments did not amount to an ‘odd drink or meal’ but ‘frequent’ and ‘sometimes significant’ amounts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2012

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English cricket is shamed as Westfield jailed for spot-fixing – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2012 in corruption, news, sentencing, sport by sally

“On a grim day for English cricket, Mervyn Westfield, a former Essex player, was sent to prison at the Old Bailey yesterday for corruption. The 23-year-old, who was sentenced to four months for spot-fixing in a county match, is the first English player to be jailed for such an offence.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2012

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Corrupt police chief Ali Dizaei jailed again – The Independent

“The career of Britain’s most controversial police chief was ended today (13 February) after he was jailed for corruption for a second time – but he could be freed in three months.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2012

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Corrupt conspirators convicted following energy contracts investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 27th, 2012 in conspiracy, corruption, news by tracey

“Four men who disclosed details of bids relating to lucrative energy contracts overseas have been convicted of corruption charges following a ruling by the Crown Court.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th January 2012

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Corruption self-reporters not disadvantaged by own investigative restrictions, SFO says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 24th, 2012 in bribery, corruption, fraud, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) may formally investigate alleged corruption at firms that self-report the activity but will be mindful not to harm the company’s reputation, the head of the organisation has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th January 2012

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Filkin report proposals could shield criminals and corrupt officers – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2012 in corruption, media, news, police, reports by tracey

“While some of Dame Elizabeth’s recommendations about links between police and media are welcome, others spell danger.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk