Mar 26, 2020

Postmasters' convictions sent to Court of Appeal

Dozens of former sub-postmasters and postmistresses will have convictions of fraud, theft and false accounting sent to the Court of Appeal. PA. The finding comes after the Post Office agreed in December to pay almost £58m to settle the long-running dispute with sub-postmasters and postmistresses. The settlement brought an end to a mammoth series of court cases over the Horizon IT system used to manage local post office finances since 1999. The Post Office accepted it had "Got things wrong in our dealings with a number of postmasters" in the past. Sub-postmasters run Post Office franchises across the UK, which typically provide some but not all of the services of a main post office.

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