Met Police corruption: Officers allowed to resign – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in complaints, corruption, disciplinary procedures, news, police by tracey

“More than 130 Metropolitan Police (Met) officers were allowed to resign rather than facing misconducts panels over the last year, figures have shown.”

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BBC News, 2nd January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir lose sentence appeal – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2011 in appeals, corruption, gambling, news, sentencing by sally

“Ex-Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt and bowler Mohammad Amir have lost their appeals against their sentences for a spot-fixing scam.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Salman Butt and Mohammed Amir sentence appeal date set – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, gambling, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

“Former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammed Amir are to begin appeals against their sentences for a spot-fixing scam next week.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2011

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Cricketing convictions – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 15th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, gambling, news, sport by sally

“Recently three Pakistani test cricketers, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, were convicted of conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments, arising out of Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010. They were sentenced to 30 months, 12 months and 6 months’ imprisonment respectively (Amir having pleaded guilty). Butt has recently filed an appeal against sentence. Regrettably, although it is the first such prosecution in the UK, only a delusional optimist would assume it will be the last. It therefore falls to be considered whether the sentences were justified.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th November 2011

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

ICC anti-corruption chief insists illegal betting not endemic – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, gambling, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

“Cricket’s anti-corruption chief insists illegal betting is not endemic in the game, in the wake of three Pakistan players being jailed for spot-fixing. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been given prison terms for conspiring to bowl deliberate no-balls in a 2010 Test match against England.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2011

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Former Met police detectives cleared as retrial collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, drug offences, news, police, retrials by tracey

“One of the most significant police anti-corruption cases in modern times collapsed on Wednesday, after two former detectives, who had both served lengthy jail sentences, were cleared at a retrial.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011

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Phone hacking: Andy Coulson sues newspaper group – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2011 in corruption, fees, interception, legal representation, media, news by sally

“Former News of the World editor and Downing Street aide Andy Coulson is suing a division of News International after it stopped paying his legal fees over the phone-hacking scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2011

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Review into West Yorkshire Police murder case corruption – BBC News

“An urgent review has been ordered into the conduct of police in West Yorkshire who took a murder trial witness to a brothel and allowed him to take drugs.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2011

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IPCC probes police corruption case – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2011 in corruption, inquiries, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the conduct of a chief of police and his deputy arrested over corruption claims.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2011

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Insurance broker Willis fined £7m by FSA – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2011 in corruption, financial regulation, fines, insurance, news by tracey

“Willis Limited carpeted by the Financial Services Authority for failing sufficiently to monitor payments to overseas third parties.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Macmillan Publishers ordered to pay £11.3m – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in bribery, corruption, costs, fines, news, publishing, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“Macmillan Publishers has been ordered to pay £11.3m for ‘unlawful conduct’ related to its education division in East and West Africa.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2011

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BAE criticised by UK MPs over Tanzania corruption – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2011 in accounts, compensation, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

“The British arms and aircraft firm BAE Systems has been severely criticised by a UK parliamentary inquiry into a corruption case surrounding an air-traffic-control deal with Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2011

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Phone hacking: John Yates investigated over claims he ‘inappropriately’ got job for Neil Wallis’s daughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2011 in complaints, corruption, news, police by tracey

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an allegation that John Yates ‘inappropriately’ secured a Scotland Yard job for the daughter of hacking suspect Neil Wallis.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Phone hacking: Serious Fraud Office considering investigation into News Corp – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2011 in corruption, fraud, media, news, police, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office will give ‘full consideration’ to calls for it to launch an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, a spokeswoman said today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2011

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Corporate hospitality must be reasonable and proportionate says SFO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 12th, 2011 in bribery, corruption, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will look at five factors when considering whether corporate hospitality breach new anti-corruption laws, it has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th July 2011

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James Murdoch could face criminal charges on both sides of the Atlantic – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2011 in corruption, interception, media, news by sally

“James Murdoch and News Corp could face corporate legal battles on both sides of the Atlantic that involve criminal charges, fines and forfeiture of assets as the escalating phone-hacking scandal risks damaging his chances of taking control of Rupert Murdoch’s US-based media empire.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2011

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Ali Dizaei conviction quashed – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in appeals, corruption, fraud, news, police, witnesses by sally

“The court of appeal has quashed the conviction of a former police chief who was found guilty by a jury of framing a man.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

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FA appoints QC to review Lord Triesman allegations – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2011 in corruption, inquiries, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

“The Football Association has appointed a leading lawyer to review allegations of misconduct by Fifa officials during England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid. James Dingemans QC has been asked to independently review the claims made by former FA chairman Lord Triesman to a Parliamentary select committee.”

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BBC news, 12th May 2011

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UK clamps down on corruption with new Bribery Act – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 31st, 2011 in bribery, corruption, legislation, press releases by sally

“The UK will reinforce its reputation as a leader in the global fight against corruption when the Bribery Act comes into force on July 1, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th March 2011

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Kenneth Clarke denies weakening new anti-bribery law – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2011 in bribery, corruption, legislation, news by sally

“Ministers have been accused of undermining the long delayed legislation intended to crack down on payments of bribes by business executives. Anti-corruption campaigners claim the government has surrendered to lobbying by business groups, creating loopholes that will allow dishonest companies to continue paying bribes to foreign politicians and officials.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk