Fraud

Attorney-General written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) investigations, (b) prosecutions and (c) civil settlements were undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office in 2013 and each of the five previous calendar years; and how many of these were against (i) individuals and (ii) corporations.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

Information on prosecutions, .investigations and civil settlement undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office is provided as follows. The number of individuals and corporations under investigation changes over the course of a case lifecycle and it is therefore not possible to provide the figures in the format requested. Data relating to a case may appear in more than one field.

(a) All investigations
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cases 20 16 15 13 19 9
(b) Prosecutions commenced
  20081 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
(i) Individuals 28 40 55 22 12 24
(ii) Corporations 1 1 1 0 0 3
1 These data may not be complete due to changes in the SFOs case reporting systems.
(c) Civil settlements commenced
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
(i) Individuals 0 0 0 0 0 1
(ii) Corporations 0 2 0 4 2 0

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