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Michael Bowes QC is instructed by the SFO in fraud charges against former Serco directors

The Serious Fraud Office has charged two individuals with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice.

Nicholas Woods, former Finance Director of Serco Home Affairs, and Simon Marshall, former Operations Director of Field Services within Serco, have been charged with fraud by false representation and false accounting in relation to representations made to the Ministry of Justice between 2011 and 2013. Nicholas Woods is additionally charged with false accounting in relation to the 2011 statutory accounts of Serco Geografix Ltd.

This follows the SFO’s completion of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Serco Group subsidiary Serco Geografix Ltd, which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 4th July 2019.

The SFO news release can be read here. 

Michael Bowes QC was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office. Michael specialises in business crime, civil fraud, financial services and international sanctions. To instruct Michael or find out more, please contact David Smith (+44 (0)20 7427 4905).

News 17 Dec, 2019

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