Britain is launching a new task force to tackle the country’s bribery, corruption and money laundering problem estimated to be worth £14.4 billion (US$18.6 billion) a year.
A trio of Kazakh mining tycoons accused of bribery claim their lawyer conspired with British corruption authorities to falsely incriminate them in order to swindle them out of millions of dollars, Bloomberg reported Monday.
Britain announced on Monday the creation of a new National Economic Crime Center (NECC) to crack down on money laundering, which is estimated to cost taxpaying households in the United Kingdom US$ 340 each year.
Petrofac, an international oilfield services provider, announced Thursday that it suspended its Chief Operating Officer in response to a criminal investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Anti-corruption police in four countries are investigating a British firm for allegedly bribing a Norwegian official to forge the export license of seven naval vessels that ended up in the hands of a Nigerian warlord, the Guardian reported Sunday.
Foreign leaders and officials who commit human rights abuses could have their assets in the United Kingdom seized under an amendment introduced to parliament by members of the country’s main parties.
Eleven people have been sentenced for their involvement in a prostitution ring which trafficked at least 250 women from Hungary into the United Kingdom (UK).
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