The UK Bribery Act: Bolstering the Arsenal of Anti-Corruption Legislation

Eugene R. Sullivan, II
Published: Nov. 4, 2011

On August 31, 2011, Munir Patel, a clerk in a British court who had been filmed allegedly accepting a £500 bribe, had the dubious honor of becoming the first person charged under the 2010 U.K. Bribery Act (“Bribery Act”). After a delay of almost a year, the Bribery Act went into effect on July 1, 2011, marking the advent of a new era in anti-corruption enforcement.

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