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Comment: Abandoning BAT probe resurrects capability questions for UK's fraud prosecutor

By Martin Coyle
  • 15 Jan 2021 11:20
  • 15 Jan 2021 11:20
British American Tobacco can breathe a sigh of relief at news today that UK fraud investigators have closed a probe against it. The Serious Fraud Office, however, faces familiar, uncomfortable questions about its ability to prosecute companies.

The SFO said its investigation into the global tobacco giant didn’t meet the “evidential test for

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