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Serious Fraud Office (United Kingdom)

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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom department that investigates and prosecutes serious or complex fraud and corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. [1]

62 relations: Acts of Parliament in the United Kingdom, Al-Yamamah arms deal, Asset stripping, Attorney General for England and Wales, Attorney General's Office (United Kingdom), BAE Systems, Barclays, Boiler room (business), Bribery, Bribery Act 2010, City of London, Corporate crime, Corruption, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Crown Prosecution Service, David Green (Director of the SFO), Detective, Edward Elgar Publishing, England, England and Wales, Ex gratia, Financial crisis of 2007–2008, Financial Times, Fraud, Fraudulent trading, Government of the United Kingdom, Guinness Brewery, High Court, Home Office, Home Secretary, House of Lords, Innospec, Jeremy Wright, John Silvester Varley, Law clerk, Law enforcement, Lawyer, Lisa Osofsky, List of confidence tricks, Manifesto, National Crime Agency, New York City, New York County District Attorney, Non-ministerial government department, Northern Ireland, Police Scotland, Political corruption, Ponzi scheme, Pound sterling, Pyramid scheme, ..., Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Securities fraud, Tanzania, The Distillers Company, The Guardian, Theresa May, Tory, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, United States Department of Justice, United States dollar, Wales. Expand index (12 more) »

Acts of Parliament in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Acts of Parliament are primary legislation passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Al-Yamamah arms deal

Al Yamamah (translation) is the name of a series of record arms sales by the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia, paid for by the delivery of up to of crude oil per day to the UK government.

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Asset stripping

Asset stripping is a term used to refer to the practice of selling off a company's assets in order to improve returns for equity investors.

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Attorney General for England and Wales

Her Majesty's Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known simply as the Attorney General, is one of the Law Officers of the Crown.

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Attorney General's Office (United Kingdom)

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) is a United Kingdom government department that supports the Attorney General and his deputy, the Solicitor General (the Law Officers).

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.

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Barclays

Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.

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Boiler room (business)

In business, the term boiler room refers to an outbound call center selling questionable investments by telephone.

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Bribery

Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not alter.

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Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (c.23) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that covers the criminal law relating to bribery.

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City of London

The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.

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Corporate crime

In criminology, corporate crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation (i.e., a business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or other business entity (see vicarious liability and corporate liability).

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Corruption

Corruption is a form of dishonesty undertaken by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit.

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Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Oifis an Ard-Ghnìomhachas agus Seirbheis Neach-casaid an Ard-Ghnìomhachas, Croun Office an Procurator Fiscal Service) is the independent public prosecution service for Scotland, and is a Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government.

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Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the principal public prosecuting agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.

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David Green (Director of the SFO)

Sir David John Mark Green (born 8 March 1954) is a British lawyer and prosecutor, serving since 2012 as the Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

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Detective

A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency.

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Edward Elgar Publishing

Edward Elgar Publishing is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the social sciences and law.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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England and Wales

England and Wales is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom.

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Ex gratia

Ex gratia (also spelled ex-gratia) is Latin for "by favour", and is most often used in a legal context.

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Financial crisis of 2007–2008

The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Fraud

In law, fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right.

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Fraudulent trading

In company law, fraudulent trading is doing business with intent to defraud creditors.

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Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Guinness Brewery

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High Court

High court usually refers to the superior court (or supreme court) of a country or state.

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Home Office

The Home Office (HO) is a ministerial department of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security and law and order.

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Home Secretary

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, normally referred to as the Home Secretary, is a senior official as one of the Great Offices of State within Her Majesty's Government and head of the Home Office.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Innospec

Innospec Inc., formerly known as Octel Corporation and Associated Octel Company, Ltd., is a global specialty chemical company.

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Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Paul Wright (born 24 October 1972) is an English Conservative Party politician and lawyer, who serves as Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

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John Silvester Varley

John Silvester Varley (born 1 April 1956) is an English banker, and the group chief executive of Barclays from 2004 to 2011.

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Law clerk

A law clerk or a judicial clerk is an individual—generally an attorney—who provides direct assistance and counsel to a judge in making legal determinations and in writing opinions by researching issues before the court.

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Law enforcement

Law enforcement is any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating, or punishing people who violate the rules and norms governing that society.

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Lawyer

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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Lisa Osofsky

Lisa Osofsky is a British/American lawyer, and the director-designate of the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and will be in post from 3 September 2018.

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List of confidence tricks

This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples.

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Manifesto

A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government.

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National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is a national law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York County District Attorney

The New York County District Attorney is the elected district attorney for New York County (Manhattan), New York.

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Non-ministerial government department

Non-ministerial government departments (NMGDs) are a type of British government department that deal with matters for which direct political oversight has been judged unnecessary or inappropriate.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Police Scotland

Police Scotland (Poileas Alba; Polis Scotland) – legally named the Police Service of Scotland – is the national police force of Scotland.

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Political corruption

Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain.

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Ponzi scheme

A Ponzi scheme (also a Ponzi game) is a form of fraud in which a purported businessman lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors using funds obtained from newer investors.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Pyramid scheme

A pyramid scheme (commonly known as pyramid scams) is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services.

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Securities fraud

Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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The Distillers Company

The Distillers Company Limited was a leading Scottish drinks and pharmaceutical company which at one time was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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Theresa May

Theresa Mary May (Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016.

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Tory

A Tory is a person who holds a political philosophy, known as Toryism, based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism, which upholds the supremacy of social order as it has evolved throughout history.

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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight New York counties: Manhattan (New York County), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan.

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United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_Fraud_Office_(United_Kingdom)

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