The SFO has today received approval in principle to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd (G4S C&J), a wholly-owned subsidiary of G4S Plc. On Friday 17 July, the SFO will apply for final approval of the DPA before Mr Justice William Davis.
If approved, the DPA will result in a payment by G4S C&J of £38.5m and payment of the SFO’s full costs. Compensation to the victim of the conduct, the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has already been paid by G4S C&J as part of a £121.3m civil settlement in 2014.
The prospective DPA will conclude the SFO’s investigation into G4S C&J in relation to this conduct. The investigation remains open in respect of individuals.
Crispin Aylett QC leads the SFO team.
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