UK: OECD will investigate BAE Systems corruption scandal


BAE Systems corruption scandal, cartoon

From the BBC:

Fresh criticism over BAE inquiry

Critics said the corruption probe threatened a major Eurofighter deal

Britain’s commitment to fighting bribery is to be investigated by a prominent anti-corruption group.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s move is prompted by the UK’s decision to drop a probe into defence firm BAE Systems.

The Serious Fraud Office said it abandoned the investigation into a huge Saudi arms deal in December because it could threaten national security.

Critics said it demonstrated the UK was lukewarm about tackling corruption.

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