Sunday, October 4, 2009

Your office may have been bugged by BAE, investigators told MP

A senior MP was warned by the Serious Fraud Office that he might be the target of a bugging operation involving BAE Systems, the British arms firm facing a criminal investigation for corruption.

Liberal Democrat frontbencher Norman Lamb was advised by an SFO investigator they should meet in a public place rather than his Commons office to avoid their conversation being secretly monitored.

Mr Lamb, who has been pursuing BAE over corruption allegations since 2001, became aware of the suspected security breach when the investigator asked him at short notice to meet in the bustling atrium of nearby Portcullis House.

Documents seen by this newspaper show that Mr Lamb wrote to the SFO expressing concern that such monitoring might be taking place.


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