SFO ‘drops probe on some employees’ in Rolls-Royce investigation


Serious Fraud Office has dropped its probe on some Rolls-Royce employees after it was launched more than six years ago, Sky News has reported.

The UK agency entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce in January 2017, with the company paying the biggest-ever UK fine for bribery and corruption.

The misconduct took place across at least seven countries, including China, India, Nigeria and Russia.

A number of employees who were suspects in the bribery and corruption investigation have been informed that they were no longer under investigation, although former Chief Executive Officer John Rose was not excluded, Sky News said.