G4S To Refund Government Over Tagging

G4S will refund the government £23.3 million after admitting that the way it billed for the electronic tagging of offenders was "not appropriate".

A Serious Fraud Office investigation has been launched following a National Audit Office report suggested that the private security company had charged the government for tagging offenders that were dead, in jail or just never tagged.

It is understood that a whistleblower made accusation against the company leading to the National Audit Office review.


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