First Bribery Act prosecution low-key test for new law


The first case brought forward under the new UK Bribery Act, in force since July 1, is considered by legal observers to be low-key compared with the level of attention given to the legislation before its enforcement.

Munir Yukib Patel, a clerk at Redbridge magistrates' court, has been charged under Section 2 of the new legislation after allegedly "requesting and receiving a bribe intending to improperly perform his functions". The allegation came after a newspaper apparently filmed a clerk

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