Serious Fraud Office

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Group.png Serious Fraud Office   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
Type police
Headquarters 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BS
Staff 300

Al-Yamamah arms deal investigation

In 2004, the Serious Fraud Office began an investigation into the Al-Yamamah arms deal. This was discontinued in 2006 after Tony Blair intervened, claiming that relations with Saudi Arabia were being harmed.[1]

"Lost the tapes"

Reminiscent of the BBC's cry about why it couldn't give more details on its premature announcement of the destruction of WTC7, the SFO has stated that some time between May and October 2012 it "lost" 32,000 pages of documents and 81 audio tapes linked to a bribery probe into BAE's al-Yamamah deal with Saudi Arabia.[1]

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