Pro-Brexit Campaign Escapes Criminal Funding Probe

Law360, London (September 24, 2019, 12:31 PM BST) -- A British crime-fighting agency said Tuesday that it will not charge a pro-Brexit campaign group or its founder with criminal offenses after finding "no evidence" that their referendum funding broke campaigning rules.

The National Crime Agency announced it will take no further action against Leave.EU or Arron Banks following its probe into the origins of £8 million ($9.94 million) lent by the founder to bolster the campaign to leave the European Union.

The crime-fighting agency also cleared the campaign's chief executive, Liz Bilney, and another campaign group, Better for the Country Ltd.

Britain's elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission, had referred those...

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