The Fraud Board

The Fraud Board

Commentary on current cases, news stories and legal developments in international business crime and regulation

McGuireWoods’ London Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations Group

Category Archives: Senior Executives

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Corruption, Enforcement, Jurisdiction, Senior Executives, Settlement

The Long Arm of British Anti-Corruption Laws and the impact on individual defendants

The inference to be made from this court order is that the crime of corruption really doesn't pay, especially for board level directors, and that individuals who get involved in (or permit existing arrangements to continue unabated) international corruption are at risk of being prosecuted in one or more jurisdictions around the world and are liable to lengthy terms of imprisonment as well as very substantial penalties and orders for disgorgement of payments… Continue Reading
Compliance programmes, Corruption, Due diligence, Enforcement, Guidance, Jurisdiction, Senior Executives

Anticorruption compliance is more than adopting a policy

When the prosecutors come knocking on the door with a search warrant, one of the first things they will look for is evidence as to whether the company adhered to and fulfilled the six principles of adequate procedures. If one or more of those six steps is missing, the company may have no defence to a prosecution… Continue Reading
Enforcement, Public officials, Senior Executives

Innospec Ltd: Former executives charged with fraud and corruption offences

Following the news that a former Business Unit Director of Innospec Ltd, David Turner, appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, charged with conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq, the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") announced yesterday that two further Innospec executives have now been charged with associated corruption offences… Continue Reading
Compliance programmes, Corruption, Due diligence, Enforcement, Senior Executives

UK Financial Services Authority fines Willis Limited, insurance brokers, for failures in its anticorruption compliance programme – some sobering lessons for all companies

So, another large insurance broker has been publicly criticised and fined. According to the FSA, this was avoidable as Willis knew what they had to do in terms of compliance and they knew the risks to their business in relation to bribery and corruption, but it appears that their compliance was inadequate in several different respects… Continue Reading