Posts tagged ‘arms trade’

10 February 2010

CAAT, BAE and corruption

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has announced it has reached a settlement with BAE Systems in its long running investigations into corruption in BAE deals in several countries. CAAT is outraged:

Please take 1 minute to add your name to our statement condemning this decision.

Despite admitting guilt, BAE face no meaningful sanctions. The decision means that there will be no opportunity to discover the truth behind BAE’s activities in South Africa, Romania and the Czech Republic.

We’ll be considering what other action we can take over the coming days, but in the meantime please help us build a mass statement of condemnation.

Please pass it on!

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Thanks so much for your support, Sarah

More on what BAE does here. More on Campaign Against Arms Trade here. Spoof BAE ad courtesy of CAAT here.

3 October 2009

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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