Policeman faces jail over ‘dangerous conspiracy’ – The Independent

“An experienced but corrupt police officer faces jail today after being convicted of being at the centre of an ‘extremely dangerous conspiracy’. ”

Full story

The Independent, 12th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Met commander Ali Dizaei to launch appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2010 in appeals, corruption, news, police by sally

“Disgraced officer, jailed for four years, is to appeal against conviction for corruption, says legal team.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Serious and Organised Crime Agency turns spotlight on police corruption – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2010 in corruption, news, police by sally

“The Serious and Organised Crime Agency is assessing the scale of corruption within the British police after concerns were raised by senior internal investigators, the Guardian can reveal.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ali Dizaei sentenced to four years in jail – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2010 in corruption, news, police by sally

“The most senior British police officer ever convicted of corruption offences was starting a four-year prison sentence ­yesterday after a jury found he had tried to frame an innocent man and told a series of lies in an attempt to cover up his abuse of office.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stirland inquest looks at revenge killings – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2010 in corruption, inquests, news, police by sally

“The public and press are being kept away from an inquest into the deaths of a Lincolnshire couple who were shot at a hideaway, for security reasons.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government plans to fight foreign bribery – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 20th, 2010 in bribery, corruption, press releases by sally

“The fight against foreign bribery steps up a level today as Justice Secretary Jack Straw announces new plans to combat global corruption.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government-ordered review to call for sport to unite in corruption war – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2009 in corruption, news, sport by sally

“A review launched by the government in the wake of high-profile match-fixing allegations is set to recommend the creation of a single unit dedicated to investigating corruption in sports betting.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Peers to get standards watchdog – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2009 in corruption, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Lords is set to get its own standards watchdog in the wake of cash for influence allegations, Lords leader Baroness Royall has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The costs of corruption – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 24th, 2009 in bribery, corruption, speeches by sally

“Jack Straw has given a speech at the 5th European Forum on Anti-corruption about improving the legal framework relating to bribery and corruption.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Britain accused of colonialism as it moves to take over ‘corrupt’ islands – The Observer

Posted June 8th, 2009 in corruption, news, Turks and Caicos Islands by sally

“Britain is preparing to suspend the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands as a long-awaited inquiry is expected to find evidence that the country has been plagued by endemic corruption.”

Full story

The Observer, 7th June 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Ingrained arrogance in the police leads to miscarriages of justice – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in corruption, news, police by sally

“Police attitudes have progressed by light years since the bad days of the 1980s and highly publicised miscarriages of justice. So runs the prevailing wisdom. But the recent police operation at the G20 summit and instinctive reaction of some officers to doctor the facts indicates that a deep-seated corruption in policing still prevails.”

Full story

The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Two Labour peers face suspension for offering to change law for money – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2009 in corruption, news, parliament by sally

“Two Labour peers face suspension from the House of Lords until the autumn after being found guilty of offering to try to change the law in return for money.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords in sleaze row could lose their peerages – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2009 in corruption, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

“Peers will be expelled from the House of Lords if they break the law under new powers being proposed in the wake of the cash for amendments controversy.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Stuart Lubbock death report rules out police corruption – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2009 in complaints, corruption, news, police by sally

“An independent report into the suspicious death of Stuart Lubbock at the entertainer Michael Barrymore’s home has ruled out allegations that Essex police officers were corrupt.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police will not investigate ‘cash for amendments’ allegations – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2009 in corruption, news, parliament by sally

“Labour peers accused of attempting to change the law in favour of companies employing them will not be investigated by the police, Scotland Yard said today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Companies still not owning up to corruption – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2009 in corruption, financial regulation, news by sally

“Two out of five senior executives would attempt to bury a corruption problem rather than report it to authorities, a survey has found.”

Full story

The Times, 4th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Peers face suspension in House of Lords ‘laws for sale’ inquiry – The Times

Posted January 27th, 2009 in corruption, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Lords embarked on a hasty damage-limitation exercise yesterday by preparing new powers to suspend any member found to have broken the rules in the ‘cash for peers’ crisis.”

Full story

The Times, 27th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Anti-corruption champion – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 16th, 2008 in corruption, press releases by sally

“Jack Straw has made a statement on the UK’s anti-corruption strategy following his appointment as the government’s anti-corruption champion.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Statement on House of Lords ruling: Corner House v SFO – Attorney General’s Office

Posted August 1st, 2008 in bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“Statement on House of Lords ruling: Corner House v SFO.”

Full statement

Attorney General’s Office, 30th July 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

R (Corner House Research and another) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (JUSTICE intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2008 in bribery, corruption, law reports, Saudi Arabia, Serious Fraud Office by sally

R (Corner House Research and another) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (JUSTICE intervening) [2008] UKHL 60; [2008] WLR (D) 267

“Where, following threats by a foreign state as to the consequences, affecting national security, if he pursued an investigation into alleged corruption, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office had discontinued it, he had been entitled in his discretion to do so.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2008

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.