NCA investigates how owner afforded £80m London homes – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2019 in corruption, money laundering, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘Three London homes worth more than £80m have been frozen by the High Court in the second-ever use of anti-corruption orders to stop foreigners laundering cash in the UK.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2019


New prison anti-corruption taskforce unveiled – Ministry of Justice

‘A specialist taskforce to tackle staff corruption in jails has been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke today (4 May 2019).’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 4th May 2019


Corrupt immigration officer jailed for trying to extort man facing deportation – Independent

Posted April 15th, 2019 in corruption, deportation, immigration, news, sentencing by michael

‘A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2019


Javid and Hammond team up to tackle £14bn of economic crimes – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2019 in bribery, budgets, corruption, enforcement, fraud, money laundering, news, statistics by tracey

‘The home secretary and chancellor are to launch a joint assault on fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering. Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond will chair a new taskforce that will work with senior figures in the financial sector to tackle economic crime. This is a broad category covering a range of illegal activity, with the Home Office estimating its scale to be at least £14.4bn a year.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018


SFO will not appeal landmark litigation privilege ruling –

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will not appeal to the Supreme Court last month’s ruling that documents generated in connection with an investigation into the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) were protected by litigation privilege, it has confirmed.’

Full Story, 3rd October 2018


Firm ordered to deliver new costs bill to Tower Hamlets campaigner – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2018 in corruption, costs, elections, fees, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A London law firm has been ordered to present a new costs bill to a campaigner who led a legal battle to remove former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman in the latest action brought by an online fees-challenge service.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th September 2018


Files shed light on alleged efforts to hide 1970s police corruption – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in archives, corruption, documents, London, news, police by sally

‘Documents retained by a senior detective involved in one of Britain’s biggest police corruption inquiries have shed light on how efforts were allegedly made to prevent the true scale of wrongdoing from coming to light.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018


Police watchdog investigating ‘serious corruption and malpractice’ in Scotland Yard’s own standards unit – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in corruption, news, police, standards by tracey

‘The police watchdog is investigating allegations of “serious corruption and malpractice” within Scotland Yard‘s own standards unit, a director has revealed.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2018


Leveson 2: government to be taken to court over cancelled inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, judicial review, media, news by sally

‘Press regulation campaigners have been given the go-ahead to take the government to court over its decision to cancel the second part of the Leveson inquiry into the activities of the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018


Lords overturn MPs with vote for second Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords has once again voted to establish a fresh Leveson-style public inquiry into the conduct of the media, overturning a decision made by MPs last week and setting up another showdown with the government.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2018


High Court: legal privilege can apply to internal investigations on the right set of facts –

Posted February 5th, 2018 in corruption, investigatory powers, news, privilege, taxation by sally

‘The High Court has confirmed that legal privilege can apply to investigations on the right set of facts, restoring some certainty to a position that has been up for debate since May 2017.’

Full Story, 5th February 2018


New UK property register to help curb money laundering –

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in corruption, land registration, money laundering, news by sally

‘Businesses based outside of the UK will have to disclose details about their ultimate owners when buying property in the country, under plans to be taken forward by the UK government.’

Full Story, 22nd January 2018


Lords vote for second Leveson probe into press conduct – BBC News

‘Peers have backed a proposal that would require Theresa May to proceed with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2018


Obliged companies are to publish their first non-financial strategic reports in the first half of 2018 –

Posted January 8th, 2018 in bribery, company law, corruption, news, regulations, reports by sally

‘Traded companies, banks and insurers with a calendar financial year will be assessing how to comply with new non-financial reporting obligations over the coming months, including the obligation to report on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters.’

Full Story, 5th January 2018


Ukad close investigation into Team Sky and British Cycling after failing to determine Jiffy bag contents – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2017 in corruption, drug abuse, drug offences, evidence, news, sport by tracey

‘UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) have closed their investigation into British Cycling and Team Sky, deeming it “impossible” to determine the contents of a Jiffy bag delivered to Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2011.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2017


Police officers should not treat journalists like criminals, Met Police commissioner says – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in corruption, media, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Police officers should be more open and transparent with journalists and should not treat them like criminals, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017


Fraud may justify ‘collateral use’ of documents in multiple sets of civil proceedings, court rules –

‘The “strong public interest” in pursuing claims for fraud, bribery and corruption may justify allowing the use of documents obtained in one set of legal proceedings in a different set of proceedings, the High Court has ruled.’

Full Story, 3rd November 2017


Solicitor General’s speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Solicitor General discusses preventing and controlling economic crime in the modern world.’

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 4th September 2017


Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in bribery, corruption, news, Serious Fraud Office, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Allegations that British American Tobacco was involved in bribery and corruption in Africa are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, despite the cigarette company’s attempts to downplay the significance of a whistleblower who handed over a dossier of evidence.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 1st August 2017


White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise –

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

Full Story,, 31st July 2017