On 31st May, a blog post from Corker Bining says that the SFO’s historic use of the power to “flip” defendants into witnesses, and their historic use by other prosecuting agencies in the UK in financial crime investigations, has been tentative, at least in comparison with their US counterparts.  However, the Director of the SFO is keen to increase the SFO’s use of co-operating offender agreements.  The article says that the challenge facing the new Director is how to superimpose her US experience onto a UK statutory model, despite the differences that exist between the jurisdictions.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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