The wee SFO tweaks that could create big-time change

The wee SFO tweaks that could create big-time change
The SFO's director, Karen Chang, has dumped old targets. (Image: Serious Fraud Office).
Victoria Young
A Serious Fraud Office case linked to New Zealand First, whose leader Winston Peters is a long-term critic, may end up counting against the agency's winning record. But I think when it comes to financial crime, you have to lose some to win some.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had a target to convict 80% of defendants, but its actual performance over the past three years is a 100% success rate. The office’s winning streak came to an end when it lost a case against former National MP Jami Lee Ross in October 2022.It could also...

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