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Interpol Announces that South Korean Kim Jong Yang has been Elected President

Interpol, the world’s largest police organisation best known for issuing red notices, has found itself at the centre of media attention. The previous president, Meng Hongwei, resigned after being detained by the Chinese authorities on allegations of corruption. The two candidates to fill the position of president were Kim Jong Yang of South Korea and [...]

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White Collar Crime & Investigations - 7 months ago

International Strategies for white-collar crime enforcement

The US Department of Justice’s (‘DOJ’) chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit of the Fraud Section, Daniel Kahn, has commented on the increase in international fraud investigations meaning a greater likelihood that US prosecutors will need to acquire evidence from overseas. He also indicates some of the difficulties this poses and outlines potential solutions. [...]

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White Collar Crime & Investigations - 7 months ago

R v E – Reasonable Lines of Enquiry, Disclosure and Terminating Rulings

In allowing an appeal against a terminating ruling, the Court of Appeal has provided helpful guidance in relation to the prosecution’s duty of disclosure and the meaning of what constitutes a ‘reasonable line of enquiry’. Case background The case concerned allegations that the defendant (who was the respondent to the appeal) had sexually assaulted his [...]

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White Collar Crime & Investigations - 8 months ago

SFO to expect interview notes of internal investigations

The Serious Fraud Office has intimated it will now routinely expect companies to hand over written notes from any interviews carried out as part of an internal investigation. These first account interviews are often obtained in order to advise on whether there is evidence of a breach of the law and may be conducted prior [...]

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Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime & Investigations - 11 months ago

White collar fraud cases hit 15-year high

In 2017, the number of large fraud cases – i.e. those in which the loss exceeded £50,000 – soared to a 15 year high of 577 cases. This resulted in a loss of more than £2 billion – an average of £3.66 million per case.  The total loss from fraud in the UK for the [...]

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White Collar Crime & Investigations - 1 year ago

Fraud Insights: Director Disqualification and Compensation Orders: An Update

The Government has recently published guidance on compensation orders which will be of interest to directors and practitioners. [...]

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Fraud, White Collar Crime & Investigations - 2 years ago

Credit for pleading guilty

The new rules A revised definitive guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea now applies in any case where the first hearing is on or after 1 June 2017. This affects anyone over 18 – or any company – facing criminal proceedings in which there has not already been a court hearing. The [...]

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Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime & Investigations - 2 years ago