New SFO chief will need to know what fights to pick
“The main challenge for Lisa Osofsky as the SFO’s new chief will be in guiding the agency to know what fights to pick. Like an over-excited child in a sweet shop the SFO has historically scrambled for the biggest prize they can see. Yet, after the initial sugar-induced frenzy there then comes the inevitable slump while it considers the same old questions that should have been answered pre-charge, such as: what disclosure? what is our case? who are the suspects and who are co-conspirators?
“The recent Barclays decision only served to show that the agency still does not understand that it needs to get the fundamental case in order pre-charge. Good luck to Ms Osofsky as she attempts to get the house in order.”