Fraud: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Attorney General, how many cases have been prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The SFO exists to tackle the most serious and complex cases of fraud, bribery and corruption. The SFO’s remit is to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute those cases that fall within this remit.

Please find a breakdown of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutions by case in each financial year:

Financial Year

Number of Cases

2009/10

8

2010/11

4

2011/12

7

2012/13

5

2013/14

7

2014/15

4

2015/16

5

2016/17

7

2017/18

3

2018/19

2

Total

52

Please note we interpret the prosecution of an SFO case to begin from the date of the first charge brought against an individual or organisation in a case. More information about our cases is available online at https://www.sfo.gov.uk/our-cases/.

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