London corruption trial of businessman Dahdaleh collapses

The trial on corruption charges of Victor Dahdaleh came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday when counsel for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) told a London court there was no longer a realistic prospect of a conviction. The collapse of the long-running trial is a serious setback for the SFO after a series of blunders in other high-profile cases which had already damaged its reputation. Counsel for the SFO said it would present no evidence against Dahdaleh, leaving the judge at Southwark Crown Court to instruct the jury to return verdicts of not guilty on all eight charges.


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