Law & Regulation

SFO heads off health fraud; braces for covid crime

Paul McBeth
Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Paul McBeth
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
The Serious Fraud Office is bracing for the seemingly endless pot of covid money to become a target of ne’er-do-wells, and has already fended off some rogues from taking advantage.Director Julie Read told Parliament’s justice select committee today that it’s too early to say whether the law enforcement agency is seeing a significant increase in fraud, but she told MPs her office has averted some.“Based on previous experience, we expect it will take a little while before the frauds come to light,” Read said.“T...

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