Bribery Act Update
The first sentencing under the Bribery Act has now taken place. The Magistrates Court Clerk, Mr. Munir Patel was found guilty under the Bribery Act for taking for taking £5000 to avoid putting details of traffic summons on a Court database.
Mr. Patel was sentenced 3 years for bribery and 6 years for misconduct at Southwalk Crown Court.
The Courts are certainly going to take a severe view of any bribery in public office. All companies should have in place systems to show there awareness of compliance.