Top SFO Official Hits Out At Critics Of Deferred Prosecution

Law360, London (March 8, 2017, 6:17 PM GMT) -- A senior U.K. Serious Fraud Office official has defended his agency’s decision to pursue a deferred prosecution agreement with Rolls-Royce PLC rather than take the company through the courts on criminal charges for bribery, saying that would not have achieved the most value for money.

Ben Morgan, joint head of bribery and corruption at the SFO, told an audience of financial and corporate sector lawyers in London on Tuesday that Rolls-Royce qualified for the £497 million DPA it signed in January because the company had been...
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