Financial Crime Financial Crime

SFO's capabilities hamstrung by Covid-19 outbreak, data reveal

By Martin Coyle
  • 17 Jun 2020 08:39
  • 17 Jun 2020 08:39

The UK fraud agency didn't conduct any interviews with suspects or any searches for at least the first eight weeks of the UK's Covid-19 lockdown from March 23, it confirmed today, suggesting pandemic public-health measures have had a dramatic effect on its work.

In a response to an Freedom of Information request by

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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