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SFO warns corporates about using smokescreens to mask corporate crime

Internal investigations by businesses into potential corrupt practices or other corporate crimes should not be used as mechanisms to obstruct criminal investigations by prosecutors, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned. 17 Oct 2014

Warnings of "US-style penalties" for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force

Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014

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    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....

"Serious concerns" over UK's approach to economic crime, says expert, as reports point to delayed fraud plan

The UK's first national anti-corruption plan, setting out the roles of the various bodies involved in the investigation and prosecution of economic crimes, will not be published until the end of this year at the earliest, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014

Banks given extra incentive to register for new central KYC database

Banks that submit 'know your customer' (KYC) data they hold to a new centralised KYC database will be able to access other banks' KYC information on the database for free next year, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has... 30 Sep 2014

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