SFO Felt 'Betrayed' By DOJ In Tussle Over Unaoil Suspect

Law360, London (September 30, 2020, 8:27 PM BST) -- Senior management at Britain's Serious Fraud Office felt betrayed by the U.S. Department of Justice when the American agency issued a rival extradition request for a prime suspect in a global corruption probe, an SFO official told a London employment tribunal Wednesday.

Details of the bitter turf war between U.S. and U.K. law enforcers over the prosecution of Saman Ahsani, a former executive at oil consultancy Unaoil, emerged during former SFO prosecutor Tom Martin's unfair dismissal case against the agency.

Giving evidence at the tribunal, Martin's former line manager Matthew Wagstaff said he and other senior SFO officials perceived the DOJ's...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!