SFO To Clarify Rules Encouraging Cos. To Self-Report Fraud

Law360, London (April 4, 2019, 4:48 PM BST) -- Britain's Serious Fraud Office will issue guidance telling companies and their lawyers what to expect if they self-report fraud and corruption, the head of the white collar crime agency said Wednesday.

Lisa Osofsky, head of the SFO, said Wednesday she would clarify the rules on reporting fraud and would take into account a company's willingness to cooperate with investigations when considering whether to prosecute the firm or issue a fine under a deferred prosecution agreement.

"I will soon be issuing guidance for corporates and their legal advisers to provide them with added transparency about what they might expect if they decide...

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