The head of the UK Serious Fraud Office says she intends to make greater use of the US-style tactic of persuading insiders to co-operate with investigators to speed up criminal probes following the delay or failure of a number of high-profile cases.
Lisa Osofsky told the Commons justice committee on Tuesday that she was personally reviewing the evidence in more than 70 SFO cases to see why it was taking so long to conclude investigations and reach decisions on charging companies and individuals.
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