Oxford Publishing settlement underlines Bribery Act doubts

The decision by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) not to pursue criminal charges for corruption against Oxford Publishing, a subsidiary of Oxford University Press (OUP), underlines forecasts that the Bribery Act would be used more to reinforce prevention than to punish offenders.

According to the SFO announcement yesterday, the company's East African arms, Oxford University Press East Africa and Oxford University Press Tanzania, bribed government officials in Kenya and Tanzania to buy OUP

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