False Invoices | Bribery Conviction | Kangs Financial Offences Defence Solicitors


A Company Director has recently pleaded guilty to bribery relating to trading contracts amounting to a sum in the region of twelve million pounds.

Timothy Thompson of Kangs Solicitors reports.

The Circumstances | Kangs Serious Fraud Office Defence  Solicitors

  • ALCA Fasteners Ltd (‘the company’), owned by Carole Ann Hodson, traded in high integrity fasteners on an international level.
  • One of the company’s customers was Würth Group of companies whose purchasing manager was Terje Moe.
  • Hodson and Moe agreed and operated a scheme whereby false invoices were created to disguise payments made to Moe over a period of five years during which the illegal payments amounted to a sum in the region of three hundred thousand pounds.
  • On 30th May 2019, Hodson pleaded guilty to Bribery.

Serious Fraud Office Comment | Kangs Bribery and Corruption Offences Defence  Solicitors

Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, said:

“Justice has been served today.  Ms Hodson has admitted her part in this crime and pleaded guilty to her misconduct.

“Bribery has no place in British business. This sort of corruption corrodes trust and distorts markets, making it impossible for companies to function and undermining the UK’s reputation as a rule of law country and a safe place to do business.”

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