The UK Serious Fraud Office has announced charges against five individuals for bribery and money laundering. The charges result from an investigation, begun in February 2017, into suspected bribery in the UK construction sector. Four of the individuals are charged with acts of bribery contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the Bribery Act 2010. Two of these are suspected of receiving the bribes, while the other two, former senior executives in the construction sector Rob Simms Davies and Nigel Wilson, along with the fifth individual, Dawn Dewhirst, are each charged with two counts of money laundering contrary to section 328(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
The SFO provided no further detail as the case is ongoing. It is scheduled for trial in September 2022.