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SFO accused of ‘ulterior purpose’ by daughter of ENRC oligarch

Kate Beioley

A UK judge ruled on Wednesday that the Serious Fraud Office did not commit an abuse of process when charging the daughter of a Kazakh oligarch linked to one of its most complex cases after she argued the agency was driven by an “ulterior purpose” and said her prosecution was “tainted by bias”. with an SFO requirement that she hand over documents relating to her father in 2018. ENRC fell out of the FTSE 100 in 2013 following corruption allegations in relation to its activities in Africa and became the centre of a SFO probe that has so far lasted six years but so far resulted only in Ms Machkevitch’s prosecution.