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UK Law Lords uphold BAE inquiry decision

The House of Lords ruled Wednesday that Britain’s anti-fraud agency acted lawfully when it halted a corruption inquiry into a major jet fighter and arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia. The ruling was a blow to the anti-corruption lobby groups that challenged the Serious Fraud Office’s decision to drop its investigation into whether the arms maker offered sweeteners to Saudi officials in return for lucrative contracts. The agency cited national security concerns when it ended the inquiry. Full Story

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