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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that three people have been convicted and sentenced as part of its investigation into the Sustainable Growth Group (SGG), including its subsidiaries, Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (SAE) and Sustainable Wealth (UK) Investments Ltd. The convictions related to various offences including conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to furnish false information, fraudulent trading, and bribery contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the Bribery Act 2010. They were sentenced as follows:
Our checklist outlines the offences introduced by the Bribery Act 2010 and the penalties for committing them. It also highlights practical steps that businesses can take to help avoid breaching the legislation.
It is critically important that you take the Bribery Act and its implications for your business seriously. Our team has carried out in-house Bribery Act training for a number of clients as well as help them to draft their Bribery Act Policies. If you undertook training when the Act came in, you may want to consider refresher training for new starters and/or current employees, or your salesforce. Please contact Peter Bennett or a member of our employment team to see how we can help.