Serious Fraud Office Probes Hit By Delays, Report Shows

Law360, London (October 8, 2019, 6:01 PM BST) -- The Serious Fraud Office is taking too long to assign staff to some of its cases and its work is being slowed down by an overburdened digital forensics department, a report released Tuesday by a government investigatory body found.

The government review found delays in processing cases after the SFO had decided to take them on, because the agency takes too long to hand investigations to staff and it takes it too long to review digital evidence.

The Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, which reviews work done by government prosecutors, focused on the fraud agency after it attracted criticism over the handling...

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