In the year and a half that has transpired since the DOJ’s Fraud Section retained a compliance consultant to assist prosecutors’ evaluation of compliance programs, compliance officers, general counsels and white-collar defense lawyers have called for more visibility into what the Fraud Section’s compliance consultant portends for companies ensnared in DOJ investigations.
The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), which specialises in investigation of white collar crimes, has summoned former IDBI chairman GP
South Africa was hit by more cyber attacks than any other country in Africa in one year but experts say the private and public sectors are not taking the threat seriously enough.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has successfully led a prosecution against four individuals who have been found guilty of conspiracy to make corrupt payments and conspiracy to commit fraud against lenders Barclays and KBC Lease.
Lloyds Banking Group is to review all customer cases that may have been affected by a corruption scam involving managers at its HBOS subsidiary.
An HMRC study on the 2014-15 tax year estimates that there was a gap of £12.7 billion between the VAT theoretically due and the amount actually collected. Up to £1 billion of the missing money is thought to have been lost to so-called ‘missing trader’ fraud.
A senior banker, financial consultant and their associates who conspired to enrich themselves, driving businesses into the ground in the process, have been jailed for almost 50 years after being convicted of corruption, fraudulent trading and money laundering.
An investment fund can be utilised by those seeking to launder money. Investment funds are particularly suitable for money laundering where a large sum of illicit money is already within the financial system.
It is a precarious victory that Romania's 500,000 protesters earned last week, and it is characteristic of current public sentiment that there have been no celebrations. There is widespread distrust of the government, partly due ...
This is the transcript of a speech given by John Griffith Jones, Chairman at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, to MBA students at Cambridge Judge Business School. It is republished here with the FCA's permission. Thank you ...
The fallout from a massive bribery scandal that helped to bring down a Brazilian president is spreading across Latin America, threatening to engulf leaders from Panama to Peru. The workings of a secret “bribery department” at ...
Serious and organised crime costs the UK £24bn annually, and threatens the safety of the British public. Accountants form a crucial part of the front line when it comes to spotting suspicious financial activity and ...
HSBC has cut the pay package of its top executives in 2016 after Britain’s biggest bank failed to meet demands by US regulators that it toughen up its defences against financial crime.
On 17 January 2017, at Southwark Crown Court, Lord Justice Leveson approved a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) between the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), and Rolls-Royce Plc and Rolls-Royce Energy System Inc (“Rolls-Royce”). The third DPA agreed by the SFO has led some to wonder whether DPAs have finally come of age as a weapon the SFO’s enforcement arsenal.
In late November, Jay Clayton was called by a longtime client seeking advice for how the Trump administration should tackle scaling back rules on Wall Street.
European Supervisory Authorities warn on money laundering and terrorist financing risks affecting the EU financial sector
The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published today a joint Opinion addressed to the European Commission on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) affecting the European Union’s financial sector.