The Evening Standard and others reported on 29th May that Andrew Ager, who has been used in a string of court cases, was found to have no academic qualifications and could not remember if he had passed his A-levels, defence lawyers said. It is reported that he also admitted he had never read a book on carbon credits, although he had once watched a documentary about such permits. This occurred in case involving alleged carbon credits fraud, which saw 8 men acquitted. A law firm is quoted saying that the safety of the convictions in every previous carbon credits prosecution is now in question. The defence team also said that the CPS and the police did not disclose the fact that another expert witness, Peter Buckie, had faced misconduct allegations in 2013.