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UK SFO admits Covid-19 delays, pledges to speed up trials

By Martin Coyle
  • 22 Oct 2020 07:48
  • 22 Oct 2020 07:48
The Serious Fraud Office has admitted its investigations have been hampered by the Covid-19 crisis, but a senior official said the UK's fraud agency is taking steps to cut down the length of its probes, including reducing the length of its trials.

Matthew Wagstaff, the SFO's head of fraud and corruption, said the

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Martin Coyle

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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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