National Crime Agency
NCA initiates investigation following Electoral Commission referral
The NCA has initiated an investigation concerning the entities Better for the Country (BFTC) and Leave.EU; as well as Arron Banks, Elizabeth Bilney and other individuals. This follows our acceptance of a referral of material from the Electoral Commission.
Our investigation relates to suspected electoral law offences covered by that referral, as well as any associated offences.
While electoral law offences would not routinely fall within the NCA’s remit, the nature of the necessary inquiries and the potential for offences to have been committed other than under electoral law lead us to consider an NCA investigation appropriate in this instance.
This is now a live investigation, and we are unable to discuss any operational detail.
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