Former Swift executives acquitted of corruption charges

Three former executives of the Swift Technical Group, an international group of companies servicing the oil and gas sectors, have been found not guilty at Southwark Crown Court of corruption offences. It had been alleged that they conspired to make corrupt payments to officials of two Nigerian Boards of Internal Revenue. The prosecution was brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

Rachna Gokani acted as junior counsel for the former Financial Controller of Swift (led by Hugo Keith QC, instructed by Peters & Peters), who was acquitted on one count of conspiracy to make corrupt payments by the jury, following the successful dismissal of a second count at the close of the prosecution case.

SFO Press Release:
http://www.sfo.gov.uk/press-room/latest-press-releases/press-releases-2015/defendants-acquitted-in-nigerian-corruption-trial.aspx

The Times news article:

 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article4458624.ece

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