BAE under investigation for corruption

This morning [1 Oct] the Director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Richard Alderman, decided to begin prosecution proceedings against BAE Systems for alleged corruption and false accounting in its arms sales to some or all of Czech Republic, Romania, South Africa and Tanzania.

Tells us a press release from CAAT (Campaign Against Arms Trade) which exposes the illegal and unethical activities of the arms trade, especially BAE, the UK’s largest arms company (see full press release).

BBC: BAE Systems faces bribery charges

Guardian: Fraud office seeks BAE’s prosecution over bribery

SFO: BAE Systems plc

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