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The Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Handbook by Martin Tunley, Jim Gee, Mark Button, Andrew Whittaker

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CHAPTER 7 Rules of disclosure and evidence

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During the course of an investigation an ACFS will gather material – in some investigations there may only be a handful of documents, in others there may be mountains of material (well, filing cabinets full). Some of it will be used as evidence and as such will have to comply with legal rules if it is to be admissible in proceedings. Some of it will not be used but it can’t simply be discarded; it must still be recorded and some of it will have to be disclosed to the prosecutor who will determine whether it should be revealed to the defence. Such ‘unused’ material may be mundane and will cause no concern if it is disclosed; some of it, however, may be ‘sensitive’ and could cause lots of problems if it falls ...

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