Guidance notes on Bribery Act suggest common sense will rule – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2011 in bribery, corruption, legislation, news by sally

“The Government’s guidance on the controversial Bribery Act is to offer an olive branch to business as its publication today kicks off the three-month countdown to the act becoming law.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ali Dizaei witness is arrested on suspicion of fraud – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in appeals, corruption, fraud, news, police, witnesses by sally

“The man whose evidence led to the jailing of a police chief has been arrested on suspicion of fraud days before the crown will try to convince judges that he is still a reliable witness, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bribery Act is not perfect but brings UK into line with OECD – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2011 in bribery, corruption, news, treaties by sally

“When the Ministry of Justice delayed the Bribery Act for the third time this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) threatened to put the UK on an export blacklist along with Nigeria, Russia and Israel and others.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Network Rail: inquiry launched into ‘misuse of public funds and illicit payments’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2011 in corruption, inquiries, news, railways by sally

“An inquiry has been launched into allegations that Network Rail, which runs the country’s track infrastructure, has been misusing public funds and claims senior officials received illicit payments.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2010 in accounts, corruption, fines, fraud, news by sally

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Webster – WLR Daily

Posted December 7th, 2010 in burden of proof, corruption, human rights, law reports by sally

Regina v Webster [2010] EWCA Crim 2819; [2010] WLR (D) 216

“The reverse onus of proof which s 2 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1916 effected on a prosecution for an offence contrary to s 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, placing on the defendant the legal burden of disproving guilt was no longer necessary and the means of imposition were unreasonable and disproportionate, and so it unjustifiably interfered with the presumption of innocence provided by art 6(2) of he Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. It should therefore be read down pursuant to s 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 so as to impose a merely evidential burden on the defendant.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Appeal bid by former police chief adjourned – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in appeals, corruption, news, police by sally

“The latest appeal bid by a former Scotland Yard commander jailed for corruption will be heard next year after his case was adjourned today for investigations into new material he hopes will prove his innocence.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disgraced Dizaei paid just £750 court costs – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2010 in corruption, costs, news, police by sally

“Disgraced former police officer Ali Dizaei paid just £750 towards the five-figure cost of putting him on trial, it can be disclosed today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Bribery Act and how in-house counsel can help combat corruption – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 14th, 2010 in bribery, corruption, news by sally

“In July the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that the Bribery Act will not come into force until April 2011, a full year after it received royal assent. At the same time, it promised to issue guidance to enable commercial organisations to understand the concept of ‘adequate procedures’. This guidance is the subject of a consultation process, managed by the MoJ, with a closing date for responses set for 8 November.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Sentence doubled for corrupt PC – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2010 in corruption, drug offences, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A corrupt police officer who conspired with a drug dealer had his three-year jail sentence doubled at the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Attorney General: World Bribery & Corruption Compliance forum – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 16th, 2010 in attorney general, bribery, corruption, legislation, speeches by sally

“The Attorney General addresses the World Bribery & Corruption Compliance Forum in London, 14th September 2010.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th Setember 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Government consults on anti-bribery guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 16th, 2010 in bribery, consultations, corruption, legislation, news by sally

“The Government has published the six principles that will be used to determine whether or not a company is responsible for bribery offences committed by its employees or agents under new anti-corruption laws.”

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OUT.LAW.com, 16th September 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Corrupt policeman jailed for seven years – the Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2010 in corruption, drug offences, news, police, robbery, sentencing, theft by sally

“A corrupt policeman who sold stolen police uniforms and offered tips on how to foil detectives was jailed for seven years today for drug dealing and helping to plot a robbery at a jewellery store.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS lawyer admits serious offences in breach of trust – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said that Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Sarfraz Ibrahim had disgraced the service through a serious breach of trust after he admitted charges of corruption, misconduct and attempting to pervert the course of justice.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Crown prosecutor who dropped assault case for £10,000 jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2010 in bribery, corruption, misfeasance in public office, news, sentencing by sally

“A corrupt Crown prosecutor who pocketed £10,000 to use his position to discontinue an assault case has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prosecutor admits halting case for £20,000 bribe – The Independent

“A corrupt senior Crown prosecutor has admitted pocketing £20,000 to use his position to discontinue a criminal case, it can be reported today.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disgraced Ali Dizaei to make renewed conviction appeal – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2010 in appeals, corruption, news, police by sally

“Sacked police officer Ali Dizaei is to make a last ditch bid to have his conviction for corruption overturned, his solicitor said today.”

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The Independent, 28th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

First British executive jailed for corrupting foreign officials – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2010 in bribery, corruption, news, sentencing, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The first British executive convicted of corrupting foreign officials to land contracts was today jailed for a year.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge says plea deal tied his hands over fine for corrupt firm – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2010 in bribery, corruption, fines, news, plea bargaining, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“A senior judge today criticised the Serious Fraud Office for striking plea bargains which let off corrupt companies too lightly.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corrupt ex-Met Pc jailed for drugs for information deal – BBC News

“A former police officer has been jailed for three years for passing secret information to his wife and her drug dealer, in return for drugs and money.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk