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Further charges against former Güralp Systems employees in South Korean bribery and corruption case

Natalie Pearce has been charged by requisition with conspiracy to make corrupt payments contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

These charges follow those already made against Dr Cansun Guralp and Andrew Bell who appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August earlier this year.

The SFO alleges that three individuals conspired together to corruptly make payments to a public official and employee of the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).

Notes to Editors 

  1. Natalie Pearce, Dr Cansun Guralp and Andrew Bell were charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and Criminal Law Act 1977.
  2. The SFO’s investigation into Güralp Systems Limited began on 3rd December 2015 – it had not previously been announced.

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