Police swoop on Sweet&Maxwell

<p>Legal publisher Sweet&amp;Maxwell is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over suspected accounting irregularities. The SFO, along with the City of London police's fraud squad, undertook a number of searches investigating Sweet&amp;Maxwell on 20th January. The searches focused on Sweet&amp;Maxwell's business premises and on domestic locations, reported to include the homes of some of its directors.

The SFO would not reveal details of the alleged &#163;1m-plus fraud, but the SFO only takes on cases if the suspected fraud is major and complicated. Sweet&amp;Maxwell said it was c...

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