SFO Loses Unfair Dismissal Appeal Over 'C-Word' Row

By Ronan Barnard (July 22, 2022, 10:11 PM BST) -- A prosecutor fired by the Serious Fraud Office for allegedly swearing at an FBI agent was vindicated Friday when a London judge largely rejected the agency's appeal against a tribunal ruling that he was unfairly dismissed.

Judge Murray Shanks denied all but one of the agency's appeals against a tribunal's conclusion that the SFO had unfairly dismissed Tom Martin, a former senior SFO lawyer who led its sprawling bribery probe into Monaco-based oil consultancy Unaoil.

Martin was fired in December 2018 over allegations that he called a U.S. official the "c-word" at an unofficial pub meeting in 2016. An employment tribunal...

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