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Serious Fraud Office Extends Contract of Chief

Newspaper article International New York Times

Serious Fraud Office Extends Contract of Chief

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David Green, who was named director of the agency in 2012, had his contract extended for two years after it had been set to expire in April.

The director of the Serious Fraud Office, a British agency that investigates fraud, will continue in his post for another two years, the British government said on Tuesday.

David Green, who was appointed director of the fraud office in 2012, had his contract extended until April 2018, Jeremy Wright, the British attorney general, said on Tuesday. Mr. Green's four-year term had been set to expire in April.

"I am happy to continue as director, and the S.F.O. will continue to take on the sort of cases for which it was designed," Mr. Green said in a news release.

The contract extension came nearly two weeks after a jury in London acquitted six former brokers of charges that they helped a onetime trader at UBS and Citigroup manipulate the London interbank offered rate, an important benchmark interest rate known as Libor. …

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