The figure, agreed in January 2017 as part of a so-called deferred implementation agreement, consisted of $258 million in foregoing profits and a $239 million fine. The SFO said in Friday`s statement “there will be no prosecution of people connected to the company.” Anti-corruption groups condemned the SFO`s decision. Robert Barrington, chief executive of Transparency International UK, questioned whether the agency should have offered the company a lawsuit deal later and said the case could send the message that such deals are a soft option for companies involved in serious corruption. GlaxoSmithKline`s investigation focused on the business practices of the company, its subsidiaries and associates. “Even after a thorough review of the available evidence and an assessment of the public interest, there will be no prosecution in this case,” the FSCO said. “Under the weight of the SFO investigation, the large capital pays hundreds of millions of pounds and goes into data protection authorities to evade prosecution for the criminal acts of its employees,” Titus adds. “The SFO is not in a position to obtain convictions against these employees, or even to charge them.” The SFO`s decision to close the Rolls-Royce and GSK investigations follows another recent decision that resulted in no prosecution. On 23 January, the SFO also acquitted Tesco`s former chief financial officer, Carl Rogberg, on charges of fraud and false accounting charges. Lisa Osofsky, Director of the SFO, said: “After careful and careful consideration, I have concluded that there is either insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, or it is not in the public interest to prosecute these cases. The investigation against Rolls-Royce resulted in a January 2017 legal action agreement with the company and one of its subsidiaries for corruption and corruption in order to win cases in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia. According to the SFO, Rolls-Royce continues to adhere to the terms of the data protection authority, including its compliance program. Rolls Royce had already reached an agreement with the SFO for $500 million ($650 million, 574 million euros) for alleged corruption and corruption, in order to win business in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia. The UK Fraud Office has announced that British supermarket chain Tesco Stores has fulfilled the terms of its lawsuit agreement, postponed in 2017, following an accounting fraud scandal.
According to company and SFO statements, Rolls-Royce continues to adhere to the terms of the deferred criminal prosecution agreement. In the Rolls-Royce case, the SFO entered into an agreement in January 2017 on the adjourned lawsuits with Rolls-Royce PLC and Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc., the parent company`s units. The agreement was concluded as part of a comprehensive agreement with the United States, the United Kingdom.