United Kingdom


Director and Chief Commercial Officer of SAE - Jailed for bribery.

Crime: Accepting bribes.

Date of conviction: 05/12/2014

Punishment: 13 years in prison and disqualified from being a director for 15 years.

Case Overview

Mr. Gary West was found to have been involved in a pension investor scam which was a sham and defrauded investors of around 23 million. Investors were duped into investing in green biofuel tree plantations in Cambodia. Investors were told they were insured against the crops failing.

Mr. West was convicted of two counts under s.2 of the Bribery Act 2010 the offence of being bribed. West was sentenced to a total of 13 years in respect of all the offences of which he was convicted on 5th December 2014. The offences took place between April 2011 and February 2012.

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