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Thomas Gunn

Thomas Gunn Navigation Systems (TGNS) Ltd was an Aberdeen-based technology company operating in the shipping sector. When it was acquired by a larger company it transpired that, between 2003 and 2012, staff at TGNS Ltd had paid bribes totalling £30,000 to executives at a London-based shipping firm, in return for the award of contracts worth £138,000. The new board of directors initiated an investigation and made a self-report to COPFS. Following a full investigation instructed by COPFS, in 2013 the company reached a settlement with the Civil Recovery Unit. The managing director of TGNS Ltd, Thomas Gunn, was prosecuted separately for his involvement. He pled guilty in advance of trial to two charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments for the purpose of maintaining commercial contracts between TGNS and the shipping firm, contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and the Bribery Act 2010. Thomas Gunn was sentenced to a community payback order.