The Guardian featured C&G’s Sir David Green CB KC, former head of the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), in an exclusive interview discussing the Government’s response to COVID fraud and the recent controversies surrounding the SFO. The article describes Sir David’s work in high profile fraud and white-collar cases and showcases his experience at the SFO, Britain’s financial crime office responsible for investigating corruption and fraud.

Sir David, SFO director from 2012 to 2018, says warning signs of Covid fraud were ignored and not taken seriously by the government in the rush to disburse emergency loans to businesses during the pandemic. He argues that individuals should be working across the government to identify and prevent fraud, rather than confined to certain departments. Sir David is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s White Collar Defense and Regulation Practice and is based in the firm’s London office.

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