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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, against what corporate defendants the Serious Fraud Office has brought enforcement actions in the last 10 years; what the outcome of each such action was; what civil recovery was ordered in each successful case; what criminal fines were imposed in each successful case; and under what primary legislation each case was brought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought enforcement actions against 11 corporate defendants in the last ten years, as set out in the table below.</p><p>Before 2008, all successful SFO prosecutions were of individuals. The following table shows the fines and civil recovery orders (CROs) in SFO cases involving corporates since then.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p><em>Case</em></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Penalty</em><sup>(<em>1</em>)</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Balfour Beatty plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2.25 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£2 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>AMEC plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.94 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£3.5 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>BAE Systems plc</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£500,000 fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Innospec Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>$12.7 million fine</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>De Puy International Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£4.8 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>MacMillan Publishers Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£11.3 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td><p>M W Kellogg Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£7 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Mabey Engineering (Holdings) Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£131,000 CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Oxford Publishing Ltd</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£1.9 million CRO</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><sup> (1)</sup> Figures are rounded</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The above proceedings marked “CRO” were commenced in accordance with Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.</p><p>Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Water Industry Act 1991.</p><p>Mabey and Johnson Ltd pleaded guilty to offences under the Criminal Law Act 1977, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and United Nations Act 1946.</p><p>BAE Systems plc pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to maintain adequate accounting records under the Companies Act 1985.</p><p>Innospec Ltd pleaded guilty to an offence under the Criminal Law Act 1977.</p><p>In 2006, the SFO brought charges against five companies in relation to alleged price fixing of pharmaceutical products. The five companies were Kent Pharmaceuticals, Norton Healthcare Ltd, Generics (UK) Ltd, Ranbaxy (UK) Ltd, and Goldshield Group plc. In 2008, a judge ordered the acquittal of all five companies.</p><p>If a company is to be prosecuted, it is usually necessary cases to demonstrate that the controlling minds of a company were knowing participants in the criminality being alleged. This can be difficult to prove, especially in complex cases, and so most SFO prosecutions have been of individuals rather than companies. Other outcomes are also possible. In 2010, BAE Systems plc agreed to make a £29.5 million payment for the benefit of the people of Tanzania, following a settlement with the SFO and the US Department of Justice. Last year, Oxford University Press (owners of Oxford Publishing Ltd) unilaterally offered to contribute £2,000,000 to not-for-profit organisations for teacher training and other educational purposes in sub-Saharan Africa.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this