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Miner’s strife over SFO ‘dawn raids’ laid bare by London judge

Anxiety was on the rise at Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) in early 2011 after media allegations of corruption and a whistle-blower complaint prompted fears of an imminent visit by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. “I predict a sh!tstorm and a SFO dawn raid in London before summer’s over,” the head of compliance wrote in an internal email in April of that year. Executives went so far as to plan a mock raid in preparation for the real thing.