Martin Kenney and Tony McClements reflect on the appointment of a new Director to the Serious Fraud Office in London.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office needs a current or former senior law enforcement officer installed as its head, says Tony McClements.
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.
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.
The problem with the Serious Fraud Office is that it has constantly tried to over-hype itself and then under-delivered, argues our Senior Investigator, Tony McClements.
Should we praise Lisa Osofsky’s decision to pull no-hoper cases from the Serious Fraud Office’s case files … or not?