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Raoul Colvile – SFO v. G4S C&J – Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Raoul Colvile – SFO v. G4S C&J – Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Raoul Colvile was instructed as junior Counsel by the Serious Fraud Office who on Friday at the Royal Courts of Justice received final approval to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) with G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Limited (“G4S C&J”), a wholly owned subsidiary of G4S Plc. 

The DPA relates to a scheme to defraud the Ministry of Justice in connection with contracts for electronic monitoring of offenders.

In entering the DPA, G4S C&J has accepted responsibility for three offences of fraud. The agreement will result in the payment of a financial penalty of £38.5m and the SFO’s full costs of £5.9m. Additionally, the terms of the DPA bind G4S C&J into wide-ranging compliance obligations and improvements.

Raoul was led in this matter by Crispin Aylett QC and Hannah Willcocks. Full details including the Judgment are available here: https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2020/07/17/sfo-receives-final-approval-for-dpa-with-g4s-care-justice-services-uk-ltd/

The DPA relates only to the potential criminal liability of G4S C&J and does not address whether liability of any sort attaches to any employee, agent, former employee or former agent of G4S C&J.

The G4S C&J DPA is the second with which Raoul has been involved, having previously been part of the defence team for Standard Bank. 

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