Serious Fraud Office back in court

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The Serious Fraud Office is back in court this week with two trials. On Wednesday the collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) returns to the central criminal court in London when Abbas Gokal, head of the Gulf Group and one of the biggest clients of BCCI, will face trial for fraud and false accounting.

Today the jury is to be chosen to hear the case of three Leicestershire men charged with fraud at Oxford Crown Court. John Hayes, David Sharratt and Richard Hayes are charged with defrauding creditors of their company, Swithland Motors, between November 1991 and 1993.