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Mining group ENRC files fresh claim against Serious Fraud Office

Kate Beioley in London

Kazakh mining group ENRC, which fell out of the FTSE 100 six years ago following fraud and corruption claims, has mounted fresh legal action against the Serious Fraud Office after the agency halted an internal inquiry into its own conduct in June. According to documents filed in the High Court this month, ENRC is seeking an order that would force the SFO to resurrect an independent inquiry into its handling of its case against the miner. It is also seeking a ruling that would protect it from criminal charges until the outcome of that review or the conclusion of a civil claim filed by ENRC.