UK Agency Goes On Attack Against BAE Systems

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office said Thursday that it intended to prosecute defense contractor BAE Systems PLC for offenses related to overseas corruption in Africa and Eastern Europe.

The SFO's statement did not disclose the details of its long-running investigation into BAE Systems' business activities.

But the Associated Press and other news organizations reported that a case would involve allegations of secret payments on sales of a military radar to Tanzania, bribes behind a Czech deal to lease warplanes, illegal payments made on the sale of...
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