The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has decided not to bring charges against Sports Direct International plc or JJB Sports plc following its investigation into a suspected cartel in the retail sports market. In 2009, JJB made a leniency application to the OFT regarding an alleged agreement or concerted practice to restrict competition. In September 2009, the OFT referred the issue to the SFO which launched an investigation into suspected offences under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Enterprise Act 2002. Although the SFO will not take action against the companies, the SFO’s investigation into certain individuals and the OFT’s investigation into alleged anti-ompetitive behaviour continue.