Bribery and Corruption
It is not only the individuals who are facing charges for bribery and corruption. Now the corporations can be held liable.
Bribery Act 2010 created new criminal offences in this category.
The Bribery Act 2010 made it illegal to:
- Bribe another person
- Agree to accept a bribe
- Bribe a foreign public official
How can a corporation be found guilty of bribery and corruption?
By failing to prevent a person associated with an organisation from bribing someone for the financial gain of the organisation. The penalties for an individual who is convicted of bribery and corruption can be up to 10 years imprisonment and, in the case of a corporation, an unlimited fine.
How can bribery and corruption be applied to the Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals, Judges, court employees…?