The Serious Fraud Office has published its Annual Report 2008-09. Amongst other things, the report states that the SFO has:

  • issued its first Serious Crime Prevention Order, which placed a number of restrictions on Haroon Khatab;
  • settled its first civil case under the Proceeds of Crime legislation, involving an overseas subsidiary of Balfour Beatty; and
  • launched its first fraud reporting and whistleblowers telephone helpline.

The report contains an interview with the SFO’s Chief Operating Officer, Phillippa Williamson on transforming the SFO, and also focuses on how the SFO intends to tackle corruption in the coming year.