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Complainant Name:
George Galloway MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian

Complaint:

George Galloway MP complained that an article had inaccurately suggested that the Serious Fraud Office had “recommended” that the Metropolitan police open an investigation over allegations that he may have broken UN sanctions in the oil for food programme.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology to the complainant:

In an article about the oil-for-food scandal (Met inquiry into Galloway recommended, February 14), we said the Serious Fraud Office recommended that police open an investigation into George Galloway MP. In fact the SFO requested only that the Met consider whether there were grounds for a police investigation. Our apologies to Mr Galloway.

Report: 75



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