UK: POST OFFICE ‘ASSISTING’ REVIEW OF POSTMASTERS’ CONVICTIONS

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.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-51120545/post-office-assisting-review-of-postmasters-convictions

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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