Commissioner of Police of Bermuda and Another v Bermuda Broadcasting Co Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted January 24th, 2008 in Bermuda, confidentiality, corruption, elections, law reports, public interest by sally

Commissioner of Police of Bermuda and Another v Bermuda Broadcasting Co Ltd and Others

Privy Council

“The public interest in the freedom of the media to disseminate information relating to those who submitted themselves for election as legislators overrode the public interest in maintaining the confidentiality of documents relating to a police investigation into allegations of corruption.”

The Times, 24th January 2008

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BAE chiefs face renewed corruption inquiry – The Times

Posted December 10th, 2007 in airlines, corruption, fraud, news by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to relaunch a criminal investigation of alleged corruption at Britain’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems.”

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The Times, 9th December 2007

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Redknapp arrested in football corruption inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2007 in corruption, news, sport by sally

“The long-running investigation into football corruption stepped up a gear last night when it emerged that Harry Redknapp, one of the favourites to take over the job of England football coach, was among five men arrested by fraud squad detectives.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2007

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Court rejects media gag order in Bermuda – Reuters

Posted October 30th, 2007 in Bermuda, corruption, freedom of expression, media, news by sally

“Bermuda’s media should not be banned from reporting further extracts from a leaked police dossier about corruption at the British territory’s public housing corporation, London’s Privy Council ruled on Monday.”

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Reuters, 30th October 2007

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‘No corruption’ in Lawrence case – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2007 in corruption, news, police by sally

“Claims that the first police probe into the murder of black 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was hindered by a corrupt officer are unfounded, a watchdog says.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2007

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Fraud office inquiry into UK links to Kenyan cash and arms scandal – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office has begun a new investigation into British links with one of the biggest corruption inquiries in Africa.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2007

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Home Office denies obstructing BAE inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The Home Office has denied obstructing an investigation into allegations of corruption at arms manufacturer BAE.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2007

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July 21 lawyer faces investigation over bribery claims – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in corruption, news, solicitors by sally

“Scotland Yard was today investigating claims that a solicitor who represented some of the July 21 bombers tried to bribe a co-defendant.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2007

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How police set up band of “untouchables” to snare crime gang that held city in fear – The Times

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in corruption, gangs, news, police by sally

“Police set up a squad of ‘untouchables’ to bring down a notorious crime gang that had infiltrated their force and given Nottingham the reputation of the gun capital of Britain.”

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The Times, 3rd August 2007

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Lawyer for defence faces investigation over bribery claims – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in corruption, news, solicitors by sally

“A solicitor who has built up a lucrative practice specialising in terrorist cases could face a police investigation after the 21/7 trial. Mudassar Arani, who defended three of the failed suicide bombers convicted on Monday, was accused in open court of attempting to bribe another solicitor’s client.”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

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Benn admits BAE row is hitting Britain – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The controversy over BAE Systems’ armaments deal with Saudi Arabia is overshadowing Britain’s efforts to combat international corruption, a candidate for Labour’s deputy leadership will acknowledge today.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2007

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Goldsmith to face MPs over BAE – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The attorney general is to face a Commons select committee over his role in the BAE corruption controversy, the Guardian has learned. Lord Goldsmith will be questioned by the constitutional affairs committee over the decision to halt a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations the firm paid bribes to secure arms deals with Saudi Arabia.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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Woolf denies BAE review is knee jerk reaction to US investigation – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Lord Woolf, the former lord chief justice of England and Wales, yesterday defended his £6,000 a day role as chairman of an independent committee set up to review arms maker BAE Systems’ business ethics, pledging a vigorous inquiry and dismissing any suggestion he had been appointed as ‘window dressing’.”

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The Guardina, 16th June 2007

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Woolf places Blackstone at heart of BAE furore – The Lawyer

Posted June 12th, 2007 in barristers, corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Blackstone Chambers has found itself at the centre of the BAE Systems controversy with member Lord Woolf set to lead the BAE independent ethics committee while some of Blackstone’s leading barristers lead the legal fight against the defence company.”

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The Lawyer, 12th June 2007

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New pressure on Goldsmith after cabinet inquiry call – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, will come under renewed pressure to explain how BAE’s payments to a Saudi prince were hushed up when the Liberal Democrats demand he answer a series of questions over his role in the affair.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2007

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Lord Woolf to head BAE investigation panel – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“BAE Systems has appointed Lord Woolf, formerly Britain’s most senior lawyer, to lead an independent panel to investigate claims the defence company bribed high-ranking Saudi officials.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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Home Office rejects jail corruption squads – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2007 in corruption, news, prison officers by sally

“Proposals for a powerful anti-corruption unit to tackle widespread bribe-taking by prison officers have been rejected by the Home Office.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2007

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Government set to endure BAE judicial review – The Lawyer

Posted April 20th, 2007 in corruption, judicial review, news by sally

“A judicial review of the Government’s decision to abandon a corruption investigation into BAE Systems could be launched, with full grounds to do so lodged yesterday.”

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The Lawyer, 20th April 2007

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