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Changes At SFO Signal Fresh Approach In Crime-Fighting

Law360, London (April 24, 2019, 1:45 AM BST) -- Lisa Osofsky’s new hires at the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office have signaled the former U.S. prosecutor’s intention to bring a more proactive approach to crime in the U.K. as questions swirl about the agency’s ability to win the biggest cases.

Britain’s top white-collar crime watchdog has reshuffled its deck since Osofsky took the agency’s reins from David Green in August. New recruits — with a range of backgrounds in financial crime — are filling the agency’s most critical posts.

Attorneys with insight into the agency say the organizational changes mirror Osofky’s goals of flipping insiders and collaborating with law enforcement overseas,...

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