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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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"We welcome approaches from anyone with inside information on all our cases including this one - we can be contacted through our secure and confidential reporting channel, which can be accessed via the SFO website."
At Southwark Crown Court in central London, Philip Shears, the lead counsel for the prosecution, said the SFO would not present any evidence against Dahdaleh.
Passenger activity at SFO generates over 28 million pounds of waste annually, which includes approximately 10,000 bottles of water sold every day at SFO.
'Attempts in the past to compel prosecuting authorities through legal proceedings to take action have not been successful,' said Qureshi in the letter, suggesting that irrespective of whether the SFO and NCA intend to take action, under the law of England and Wales, Pakistan should have civil remedies available regarding the Park Lane properties.
"We have been co-operating with the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") and British American Tobacco ("BAT") has been informed that the SFO has now opened a formal investigation.
Barclays contested the fine however, which has been on hold awaiting the SFO's investigation outcome.
We experienced the rare case of the insufficient fracture of medial proximal tibia due to prolonged intravenous SFO administration.
One area the SFO are studying is Chappell's initial claims he could raise PS120million of financing, which failed to materialise,
The researchers found that in mice, the SFO activity shut down soon after the mice began to drink and hence, the mice stopped drinking in a bit.
According to Sky News the SFO has written to the bank to propose such a move in the latest development to a long-running SFO probe into the bank's fundraisings during the 2008 financial crisis.
In November, a High Court judge, Lord Justice Fulford, refused the SFO's application for a voluntary bill of indictment which would have allowed the case, which involved the sale of four open-cast mining sites, to proceed.
Nearly two years after the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it would be looking into the finances of former Cambridge, England-based software company Autonomy following its takeover by Hewlett-Packard (HP), the Office has announced that it has dropped its probe and will not be pursuing penalties.