Is It Better To Face Prosecution In The US Or UK?

Law360 (October 5, 2020, 5:41 PM EDT) -- In an interesting postscript to the Serious Fraud Office's partially successful case against three former executives at Monaco-based Unaoil, The Guardian reported on a heated dispute between the SFO and their U.S. Department of Justice counterparts. The dispute was over who would prosecute one of the most senior figures allegedly involved in the Unaoil bribery scheme: company co-owner, Saman Ahsani. 

According to the report, the SFO issued a warrant in 2018 to extradite Ahsani from Italy so he could stand trial in the U.K. What British prosecutors did not know was that while their extradition request was pending, Ahsani initiated discussions...

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