Prosecutions: Fraud

Attorney General written question – answered on 24th February 2021.

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Photo of Darren Henry Darren Henry Conservative, Broxtowe

To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in prosecuting fraud cases.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (‘CPS’) continues to work with the police and other investigators to prosecute criminal cases involving fraud.

In 2019-20, the CPS prosecuted over 10,000 defendants where Fraud and Forgery was the principal offence.

The CPS has a dedicated, Specialist Fraud Division to ensure they devote the right skills and resources to prosecuting complex and serious fraud and economic crime. Their work ranges from prosecution of bankers and investment scams to prosecuting those who seek to defraud the taxpayer of millions of pounds.

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