High Court: dropping BAE bribery probe 'unlawful'
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) acted "unlawfully" in dropping its investigations into alleged bribery and corruption involving BAE Systems and Saudi Arabian arms dealings, the High Court ruled today (10 April). A judgement handed down this morning by Lord Justice Moses and Mr Justice Sullivan ruled in favour of claimants - Corner House Research and the Campaign Against Arms Trade - who argued commercial interests were behind the controversial decision to drop the probe into BAE's £43bn Al Yamamah arms contract with Saudi Arabia.
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