January 31, 2020

Machkevitch receives guilty verdict for Section 2 non-compliance

A District Judge found Anna Machkevitch guilty for failing to provide documents requested by the Serious Fraud Office.   Machkevitch, who was not a suspect in the investigation, refused to supply all documents requested by the SFO during its investigation into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption at the Eurasian Natural Resources Company.  The SFO is investigating the now-defunct ENRC and its founders, including Anna Machkevitch’s father Alexander, for suspected bribery in connection with mining rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Judge John Zani held that Machkevitch’s refusal to produce the requested documents constituted a violation of Section 2 (3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987.  As a result, Machkevitch must pay a fine of £800, a victim surcharge of £181, and all costs incurred by the SFO.

SFO Press Release