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Britain’s top financial crime fighting agency said its core funding would rise by around 50 percent this year - a move that lawyers said would give it more independence as it tackles the most serious fraud and corruption
The changes are cost-neutral but will enable the SFO to manage its budget more flexibly and efficiently, with a significantly reduced call on the reserve.
We are aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Action Fraud contacting victims using automated phone calls in order to gain remote access to their computers and drain bank accounts.
The SFO has begun to use an artificial intelligence (AI) powered robot, dubbed ‘Robo Lawyer’, to upgrade its document analysis capability.
The Attorney General’s Office has announced that Mark Thompson, currently Chief Operating Officer at the Serious Fraud Office, will be appointed Director on an interim basis pending the next permanent Director becoming available.
Green has been the face of this organisation while it has gone through its fair share of scrapes and scares
Law enforcement received increased government funding to tackle cybercrime on the dark web. The £9m pot will be used to increase capability against the dark web in Regional Organised Crime Units. A further £5m has been allocated to police forces to tackle cybercrime locally.
During the podcast, de Silva discusses: whether the Bribery Act (including both “hard” and “soft” enforcement) has been successful in achieving its objectives; the SFO’s position on ISO 37001
David Green QC will shortly step down as the director of the Serious Fraud Office. CDR looks back at some themes of his tenure, as the SFO moves into a new era.
This will see the numbers of specials in the City double to over 100, with support being provided to regular constables as well as in specialist areas such as cyber and economic crime.
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