June 17, 2020

SFO ends De La Rue corruption investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office announced on June 16, 2020, that it had closed its corruption investigation into De La Rue plc, a UK company that manufactures security printed documents such as banknotes and passports.  In July 2019, the SFO had revealed that it was conducting an investigation into the activities of the company and its affiliates in relation to suspected corruption in South Sudan.  In announcing the termination of the investigation, the SFO noted that, following an extensive investigation and detailed review of the evidence, it had concluded that the case did not meet the requirements for prosecution as delineated in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

SFO press release