SFO Chief Urges Reforms To Boost Criminal Enforcement

Law360, London (October 8, 2020, 6:27 PM BST) -- Britain's top white-collar crime enforcer called Thursday for extended powers to clamp down on individuals who tip off potential corruption targets that they may be about to become embroiled in an investigation.

Serious Fraud Office Director Lisa Osofsky said making it a crime to alert someone that they are about to get a so-called Section 2 notice — which compel individuals or organizations to hand over information that may be relevant to an investigation — would help "focus the mind."

"If we have an offense it will make people think long and hard — for those that are tipping off organized...

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