- Sentencing & Confiscation
Specific proof required that property was the proceeds of crime: inference could not necessarily be inferred form evidence of use of forced labour: World Uyghur Congress  EWHC 88 (Admin)
- Bills, Statutes & SIs
- Consultations, guidance, circulars and reports
How can auditors define material fraud?: ICAEW Insights: 27 Jan 23
How to develop better governance around fraud prevention: ICAEW Insights: 27 Jan 23
Draft Code of Practice: Forensic Science Regulator: 26 Jan 23.
Number of live Corporate Criminal Offences investigations: HMRC: Updated 26 Jan 23. 9 live investigations: 26 opportunities under review.
Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Annual Report 2022: NCA 24 Jan 23. 901,255 SARs processed (21% increase): £305m denied to suspected criminals as a
result of DAML requests (120% increase.)
Industry Protocol for the Pawnbroking Sector: re managing ML risks: UK Finance/NPA: 25 Jan 23.
Police requests for Third Party Material: Consultation Response: HO: 20 Jan 23.
The role of the internal auditor in addressing fraud risk: ICAEW: 11 Jan 23
Guidance: Register an overseas entity and tell us about its beneficial owners: Co. Ho. updated 9 Jan 23: more guidance on disposing of UK property.
Fraud and the Justice System: Government Response to the Committee’s 4th Report of Session 2022-23: HoC Justice C’tee: 10 Jan 23.
Former Premier League star jailed for £15 million investment fraud – 7½ years: 12 Jan 23.
Bernie Ecclestone in court ahead of trial for alleged fraud: trial date Nov. 16: Messenger: 20 Jan 23.
Al Rayan Bank PLC fined £4m+ for AML failures: 11 Jan 23.
Sourcebook for professional body AML supervisors: OPBAS: updated 10 Jan 23
SFO Court Calendar: SoC (Spotlight on Corruption)
SFO targets assets of alleged Sarclad middleman (civil recovery order sought against co-conspirator in DPA): GIR [paywall]: 20 Jan 23
Three executives acquitted in SFO office refurbishment bribery case: Law 360 [paywall]: 25 Jan 23
Saman Ahsani of Unaoil sentenced to a year in US prison: F.T. 30 Jan 23
Son of Longtime Azerbaijani Oil Official Owns Luxurious London Flat Worth Over $20 M: OCCRP 31 Jan 23: (beneficial ownership disclosed under Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022.)
Cutting edge data and AI tech to help government hunt down fraudsters: Cabinet Off.; Public Sector Fraud Authority: 30 Jan 23
Ad Fraud Scheme tops 12B daily bid requests impacting 11m Apple devices: Infosecurity: 23 Jan 23
Preacher convicted of bogus Covid cure fraud claims he can’t afford fine: Times & Star: 13 Jan 23.
Fraud probe into Unite union employee: BBC News: 13 Jan 23
Former Sheffield MP Jared O’Mara denies 8th fraud charge: BBC: 12 Jan 23
- EU & Abroad
2 Florida doctors convicted of $31m Medicare Fraud: DoJ: 20 Jan 23
Top 10 Asia-Pacific FCPA Enforcement Actions of 2022: Steptoe: 18 Jan 23
US Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2023: Arnold & Porter: 19 Jan 23.
FTX: “one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.” Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty: Guardian: 3 Jan 23
US judge fines Donald Trump [and his lawyer] nearly $1m for Clinton lawsuit where Trump sought $70m alleging a conspiracy to “weave a false narrative” that his election campaign was colluding with Russia: BBC 20 Jan 23.
Trump Organization hit with maximum fine [$1.6m] over years-long tax fraud : Guardian: 13 Jan 23.