The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has narrowed the field of suspects in its investigation into bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce, in a sign that a final decision on which executives should face charges could be nearing.
The SFO confirmed on Monday that it had notified a number of individuals in recent weeks that they were “no longer suspects in the Rolls-Royce investigation”, adding: “The investigation continues in relation to a number of individuals.”
While some people have been ruled out of the probe, charging decisions are not believed to be imminent in the years-long investigation. The company itself admitted a range of charges in January 2017 as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO and authorities in the US and Brazil.
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