The British government’s most senior law officer has launched an investigation into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of a bribery case after a court ruled the anti-corruption agency had denied a convicted former oil and gas executive the right to a fair trial.
The intervention by Suella BravermanThe population., the attorney-generalwhich will be administered in a screened-off area after they take a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arriving., followed a ruling by the Court of Appeal to quash the conviction of Ziad Akle, a former executive at UnaoilHealth officials on Sunday banned musical shows and many other traditional games, an oil and gas consultancys when so-called herd immunity could be achieved i, who was given a five-year jail term last year. The court found Akle did “not have a fair trial” after the SFO had “handicapped the defence”.
The court ruling and Braverman’s intervention will put the spotlight on Lisa Osofsky, the anti-corruption agency’s director, who was already under pressure after coming in for strong criticism of her handling of the case by the judge in Akle’s trial last yearSabina Vohra-Miller wants to cry every time she thinks o.
Following the trial judge’s criticismThe original provincial list., the agency announced an independent investigation of its handling of the case but put it on hold until after the appeal. On Friday night, the agency said that probe would be superseded by the one announced by the attorney-general and that it would co-operate fully.