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SFO secures convictions but faces scrutiny of its working practices in Unaoil

By James Thomas

13 July 2020

SFO secures convictions but faces scrutiny of its working practices in Unaoil

Director of the SFO Lisa Osofsky speaking at the 2nd annual GIR Live Women in Investigations conference

The office is set to commission an independent inquiry after a judge criticised its contact with an associate of Unaoil’s Ahsani family who claimed he could deliver guilty pleas of the UK defendants. Lisa Osofsky and others “took the bait. As others came to realise, they should not have done,” he said.