Council Leader Sues CPS Over Fraud Probe Leak

Law360, London (November 3, 2020, 6:09 PM GMT) -- A Lancashire council leader swept up in a fraud probe by British authorities has sued the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly revealing to other politicians and a journalist that investors were weighing criminal charges against him.

Geoffrey Driver accused the agency of violating his right to privacy after a CPS employee allegedly sent out an email to members of the public that he had been referred to prosecutors for potential charges, according to the newly public Sept. 29 suit.

Driver, a conservative council member, was arrested alongside three other men in May 2017 after the police accused them of trying to...

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