Analysis

SFO's Cash Haul Doesn't Curb Questions About Its Direction

By Richard Crump (August 16, 2021, 5:33 PM BST) -- The Serious Fraud Office contributed £1.3 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Treasury in the last five years — four times more than its cost to taxpayers. But legal experts warn that the watchdog's focus on generating cash has come at the expense of securing convictions.

The crime-fighting agency took in £54.3 million ($75.3 million) in fines and confiscation orders in the past year, its latest annual report shows, but is dogged by questions about its credibility. (SFO) According to its latest annual report, published in July, the SFO raked in £54.3 million in fines and confiscation orders in the past year....

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