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Serious Fraud Office

An agency of the British government that investigates and prosecutes complex cases of fraud, especially in business and the financial sector. It is independent from other departments, though it frequently coordinates with them. The SFO was established in 1988.
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It is simply not acceptable for the SFO to pursue a substantial prosecution without having properly tested the legal basis upon which that prosecution is brought, and to maintain that prosecution through a number of fundamental changes still without performing such an analysis.
The SFO had accused the six of conspiracy to defraud in terms not known to law.
The SFO declined to comment and no comment was immediately available from the Attorney-General's office.
The SFO was forced to call of its prosecution of Dahdaleh on 10 December, after a key witness changed his evidence and after two important witnesses from the US refused to attend the London trial.
I applaud SFO for partnering with the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The Arc San Francisco to devise an innovative solution for the disability community, and I hope other members of the hospitality and tourism industry follows their lead.
The Emirates Lounge at SFO is configured to seat up to 130 First and Business class passengers, and Skywards Gold members traveling from San Francisco to Dubai.
Against this backdrop, Hitachi and SFO Technologies will form a Joint Venture to provide engineering, manufacturing, commissioning and after-service advanced control systems for thermal power plants.
The two businesses also issued statements this morning, which said they had been contacted by the SFO and told that the companies would face no charges, although the SFO probe continued into individuals.
SFO sources told the Times that the new stance "puts the ball back in Mr Nadir's court".
Codenamed Operation Ruthenium, the investigation by the SFO is into the suspected payment of bribes by companies within the Alstom group in the UK.
More than 30,000 British individuals, companies and organisations invested in Kaupthing Edge accounts, according to SFO estimates.
It approached the SFO in March last year after an internal investigation.