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Britain's fraud agency admits to loss of data and audio tapes


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Britain's fraud agency admits to loss of data and audio tapes

The Serious Fraud Office in Britain said it lost data and audio tapes linked to a bribery investigation involving British Aerospace Electronic Systems. The SFO said no national security material was involved.

BAE is Britain’s biggest defence contractor. A deal with Saudi Arabia was under investigation but it was dropped after an intervention by then Prime Minister Tony Blair.