Ex-judge to lead government review of failed SFO corruption case

By Richard Crump (February 9, 2022, 13:41 GMT) — Britain’s Attorney General on Wednesday appointed a former High Court judge to lead an investigation into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of a corruption case after an appeals court overturned the conviction of an oil executive due to agency misconduct.

Attorney General Suella Braverman, pictured in Downing Street in January, said it was clear ‘swift action was needed’ as she outlined the scope of her review (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) David Calvert-Smith, who served as director of public prosecutions between 1998 and 2003, will lead the government’s review. He will examine the shortcomings noted by the senior magistrates, who concluded that…

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