Fraud Newsletter No. 67 May 2022

June 14, 2022

Fraud Newsletter 67 – May 2022

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ENRC v Dechert LLP & SFO: [2022] EWHC 1138 (Comm). Executive Summary of Judgment; Appendix 1 (Chronology); Appendix 2 (Dramatis personae): civil judgement against SFO and Dechert re ENRC investigation.

s59 CJPA 2001 (regularisation of unlawful seizure) applies to search warrants under mutual legal assistance as well as domestic warrants: Helligger v Westminster JJ [2022] EWHC 1056 (Admin)

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Misconduct in Public Office: 3 years upheld for civilian digital forensic expert working for police transferring (not distributing) 700k of images of crime scenes, murder victims etc: Collins [2022] EWCA Crim 742.

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Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (Commencement No. 1) Regs 2022 (SI 2022/519) bringing into force as from 15 May 22 Part 2 of the Act (re UWO regime)

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A-G Guidelines on Disclosure 2022: Revised and in effect from 25 Jul 22: 26 May 22

Bribery and Corruption in trade: reducing the risk: FCD/DIT: 20 May 22. Refers to:

Global Fraud and Risk Report: Vol 2: A deep dive into the rising cost of investigations and how to improve efficiency: Kroll: 9 May 22

National Assessments of Money Laundering Risks: Learning from 8 Advanced Countries’ NRAs (National Risk Assessments): World Bank: May 22: a critique of NRA methodology.

OTHER

Judicial Review of Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Comparative Study: 60 CJLT 751- 828: Frederick T Davis: 21 May 22 (re US, UK and French DPAs).

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