Our Head of Investigations, Tony McClements, says that considering the magnitude of fraud that already exists, the UK’s new national “fraud strategy” isn’t likely to have much impact.
Our Head of Investigations, Tony McClements, argues that different agencies need to come together to tackle rampant Covid loan fraud in the UK.
Our Head of Investigations, Tony McClements, recently spoke to John Duffley of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) about some of the challenges facing fraud investigators today, including the differences between working in the civil and criminal law spheres.
One of the UK’s most highly-regarded serious fraud and white collar crime barristers, Charles Bott KC, has joined world-renowned disputes and asset recovery litigation practice, Martin Kenney & Co (MKS).
British police and the UK government are woefully failing to prioritise fraud as a crime, leading to greater need for third parties to step in with efforts such as private prosecutions, suggests Shaun Reardon-John.
The UK should follow the USA’s approach to incentivising whistleblowing says Tony McClements, head of investigations at MKS.
The head of our investigations unit, Tony McClements, believes that a merger between the Serious Fraud Office (UK) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) would not only secure the SFO’s remit for the future, but provide its team with the additional resources and expertise that it currently lacks.
MKS’s newest investigator, Harley Thomas, has become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a highly-coveted qualification provided by the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
As our investigations team expands, Managing Director of Investigations, Tony McClements, reflects on the importance of investing in the next generation of fraud fighters.
The credibility of the SFO as an organisation is called into question now: such is the damage it has inflicted upon itself, it may be that the organisation itself – and not just its head – is also under threat.