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SFO opens investigation into London Capital & Finance Plc

18 Mawrth, 2019 | Case Updates

Update on 2 June 2020
The scope of this investigation has changed since this statement was published. The investigation has been extended to cover investments made from 2013-2018. For more information, please see the case information page.

The Serious Fraud Office, working in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority, has opened an investigation into individuals associated with London Capital & Finance Plc.  On 4 March 2019, four individuals were arrested in the Kent and Sussex areas.  All four individuals have been released pending further investigation.

The operation was coordinated with the assistance of the National Crime Agency, City of London Police, Kent Police, Sussex Police and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). 

Please note the SFO is unable to provide any further comment as the investigation continues.

Notes to editors:

  1. This investigation was opened following a referral from the Financial Conduct Authority to the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC).  The NECC is based at the National Crime Agency’s London HQ and includes officers from the NCA, HM Revenue and Customs, the City of London Police, the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office.  As well as bringing together colleagues from law enforcement, the NECC also includes partners from government and the private sector.