News: Financial Crime

Vega Traders’ High Court challenge to the Financial Conduct Authority

Hugo Keith QC represented the group of British oil traders who made $700 million in a few hours in their challenge to orders...

15th May 2022

Former Chief Information Officer sentenced for bribery and false accounting offences

James Hines QC and John Greany, instructed by the CPS specialist fraud division, prosecuted the former Chief Information...

3rd February 2022

NatWest Bank fined over £264 Million

NatWest Bank was sentenced today to a fine of £264,772,619.95 by Mrs Justice Cockerill sitting at Southwark Crown Court. ...

13th December 2021

National Westminster Bank PLC Pleads Guilty

NatWest Bank Plc pleaded guilty today to three offences contrary to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, in a case brought...

7th October 2021

National Crime Agency v Suleyman Javadov and Izzat Khanim Javadova – Westminster Magistrates’ Court

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has settled its application for forfeiture under s303Z14 of POCA against Mr Javadov and Mrs...

6th July 2021

The Metropolitan Police seize record £114m worth of Cryptocurrency

The Metropolitan Police have confiscated £114m in Cryptocurrency as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation. This...

6th July 2021

Airbus enters into historic global resolution of bribery and corruption allegations

On 31 January 2020, multinational aerospace corporation Airbus SE entered into settlement agreements with the UK's Serious...

31st January 2020

£7M+ Confiscation ordered against former company executives

Former company executives of Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd (SEWL) have been ordered to pay back over £7M of criminal...

18th September 2019

Former Company Director sentenced for £12m bribery scheme

Carole Ann Hodson was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and ordered to pay almost £4.5m in confiscation at the Wolverhapmton...

28th June 2019

Account Freezing Order (AFO) discharged

On 11 June, Westminster Magistrates' Court discharged an AFO imposed on funds received from Iran and the Metropolitan Police...

12th June 2019