Post Office Victims Expose the Wrongdoings Behind the Scandal

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Lawyers representing sub-postmasters wrongfully prosecuted by the Post Office have emphasized the devastating impact of the scandal on their lives.

Following the faulty Horizon software flagging false discrepancies in accounts, hundreds of individuals were convicted, leading to significant harm. The ongoing public inquiry into this matter has shed light on the flawed court cases brought against sub-postmasters.

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The fourth phase of the inquiry concluded after hearing evidence from Post Office and Fujitsu employees, examining the conduct of investigations and the withholding of crucial information by the Post Office. Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells is set to give evidence in the upcoming stages.

Summarizing the fourth phase, Tim Moloney KC highlighted the plight of sub-postmasters, noting that 76 individuals had their convictions overturned only after enduring severe hardships. Many of these stories were portrayed in the ITV drama “Mr. Bates vs the Post Office,” echoing real-life struggles.

Moloney emphasized the repeated pleas for help from sub-postmasters, which went unanswered, resulting in ruined lives despite the innocence maintained throughout. He criticized the flawed approach to investigation and prosecution, driven more by commercial interests than the pursuit of justice.

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Sam Stein KC, representing the Justice for Sub-postmasters Alliance (JFSA) and numerous individuals, echoed similar sentiments, condemning the Post Office’s disdain for sub-postmasters and its cover-up efforts.

The inquiry revealed instances of corporate amnesia and unprofessional conduct, indicating a systemic failure to address the root causes of the scandal. Despite recent convictions being overturned, the Post Office expressed remorse and pledged to rectify past wrongs.

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