SFO, Atty Deny Leak Claims In ENRC Fraud Probe

Law360, London (April 29, 2021, 7:33 PM BST) -- The Serious Fraud Office and a former case controller have struck back at accusations they leaked confidential information about a criminal investigation into a Kazakh mining company, saying they were not the source of media speculation of the fraud probe.

The SFO and John Gibson, a Cohen & Gresser LLP partner who once worked at the agency, in a joint defense filed April 23 denied holding clandestine meetings with journalists to leak information on the white collar crime agency's investigation into Eurasian Natural Resources Corp.

The SFO has been investigating ENRC since 2013 over allegations of bribery and corruption but has...

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