SFO's Alderman shows serious survival power

Six months after it was scheduled for dissolution, the UK Serious Fraud Office is here to stay. Director Richard Alderman links the enforcer's survival to the new Bribery Act

Richard Alderman at the SFO

In January the UK government indicated it was planning to merge the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into a new National Crime Agency to create the Economic Crime Agency (ECA) with which to tackle white-collar crime. Six months later, and after a vigorous campaign by its director, Richard Alderman, the office seems set to survive the regulatory reforms in the UK. “The SFO is secure,” says Alderman. “We need to now get on and do our core job of fighting fraud and corruption – and also to help the

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