On 18 January, the BBC reported on the latest developments in the long-running scandal. The Post Office says it is ”assisting the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to the fullest extent” with inquiries into cases of sub-postmasters who run or ran local sub Post Office and who were convicted of theft and fraud. They were prosecuted after unexplained shortfalls were found in branch accounts, the ex-workers blamed flaws in the IT system, Horizon, provided by Fujitsu but the Post Office denied there was a problem. However, in December it agreed to pay nearly £58 million to settle the legal dispute with the 550 sub-postmasters involved. The CCRC is looking into the cases of those sub-postmasters who were convicted, to see if their convictions were safe and/or if they should be overturned.