SFO's Murdoch investigations point to future Bribery Act enforcement role

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The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) – recently granted a reprieve from amalgamation as part of the government's plans for financial regulatory reform – will become the lead enforcement agency for the new Bribery Act, according to the agency's chief. As part of this role, it is now involved in investigating the phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's News International UK newspaper group.

The incoming Conservative government in 2010 planned to create a national Economic Crime Agency

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