The British government will reimburse hundreds of postal workers unfairly convicted of thefts they did not commit between 2000 and 2013. Seventy-two convictions have already been overturned.
Blame it on “Horizon”, a faulty computer system … In all, several tens of millions of pounds will be compensated for employees, some of whom have been wrongly imprisoned. It is, to date, one of the worst miscarriages of justice in UK history.
Postal Minister Paul Scully apologized to the families (as well as to the postal workers), saying: “Today I confirmed to Parliament that we will make the funds available for the group. Post Office is working on settlement agreements with postal workers whose convictions have been overturned. ”
Those responsible are the executives of the postal service, who for years refused to recognize computer failures. They, in addition to having made life difficult for the postal workers, asked that all the shortfalls be reimbursed by the employees. Many of them then found themselves ruined.