Potential Victims Come Forward In SFO's Corruption Probe

Law360, London (January 28, 2020, 5:18 PM GMT) -- A group of 16 individuals from the Democratic Republic of Congo have come forward as potential victims of crime in the Serious Fraud Office’s long-running corruption probe into a giant Kazakh mining company, a British anti-corruption campaigner said Tuesday.

RAID, a legal and human rights charity, said the SFO is obliged to put together a victim strategy under the U.K.’s so-called compensation principles, which require law enforcement agencies to identify overseas victims in corruption cases and to seek compensation for them using any available legal mechanisms.

The charity said it expects more individuals to join the group of victims, which include local...

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