Attorney General launches investigation into Serious Fraud Office’s operations
It is widely reported today that the Serious Fraud Office is to be inspected with regard to how it selects cases and builds files to investigate. At the same time the SFO’s Director emphasised (in a speech at a conference in Beijing) the importance he places on business leaders setting the correct tone from the top on anti-corruption issues:
“We tell Senior Executives that we expect them to set a real lead from the top on anti-corruption issues so that members of the corporation, its shareholders, its employees and the public, all see that the board is committed to a true anti-corruption culture within the corporation. We say that this requires their personal lead and commitment and that they must show this in practice. We ask them about the key cultural values of the organisation and how this is demonstrated. We ask them how anti-corruption fits into this and what evidence there is that the executives are seeking to bring this about.”
See also: SFO pays for Chief Executive to commute from Cumbria to London every week – Daily Telegraph
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