Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cliff Knuckey Former detective Arrested on Bribery Charges......hired by RBS – which is 82% owned by the state – to help safeguard its ‘integrity’

A former Scotland Yard detective arrested last week over claims that he bribed a police officer is a financial crimes adviser at one of Britain’s bailed-out banks.

Cliff Knuckey, who rose to the rank of Detective Inspector, was hired by Royal Bank of Scotland – which is 82 per cent owned by the state – to help safeguard its ‘integrity’.

It is understood the bank has now suspended him, pending the outcome of the inquiry.

Mr Knuckey, 58, set up the Metropolitan Police’s anti-money-laundering unit in the Nineties and was believed to have assisted RBS with measures to counter similar activities.

Mr Knuckey, who is thought to have struck a lucrative deal with the bank, was one of three former policemen freed on bail last week after being questioned about bribery at Scotland Yard’s elite anti-corruption unit.

A serving detective was also held over allegations he received payments for information. Read More