Post Office Inquiry grills Fujitsu employee Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins, Engineer at Fujitsu: 4 Days on Post Office Inquiry

1 Tech Expert Who Built Horizon Gave Evidence to Convict Hundreds of Postmasters

Gareth Jenkins, Horizon expert, falsely testified to system integrity, leading to wrongful convictions & imprisoning innocent postmasters like Semaa Misra.

Gareth Jenkins, 69, previously said the Fujitsu system was ‘not corrupt’

The technology expert who built the faulty Horizon IT system is understood to want immunity before appearing at a public inquiry.
Gareth Jenkins, 69, previously gave evidence saying the Fujitsu system was ‘not corrupt’, which helped to wrongfully convict hundreds of postmasters.
The Cambridge maths graduate, from Bracknell, in Berkshire, has twice previously been called in to give evidence to the ongoing public inquiry into the Post Office scandal but on both occasions this has been postponed.

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His and another Fujitsu expert’s role in the fallout are currently being looked into by the Metropolitan Police as Scotland Yard also placed the Post Office under a criminal investigation last week over ‘potential fraud offences’.
Mr Jenkins yesterday refused to answer any questions about the scandal and told The Telegraph when asked if he was sorry about what happened: ‘I don’t want to talk. I don’t have anything to say to you.’

POST OFFICE SCANDAL:Fujitsu expert called out for ‘mistaken’ statement affecting subpostmaster cases

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26 jun 2024

Post Office Horizon IT inquiry continues with Gareth Jenkins, former distinguished engineer at Fujitsu Services Ltd, who is due to give evidence for four days.

At the start of today’s hearing Mr Jenkins was pulled up by Jason Beer KC for sying he had not seen a previous email, when in fact he had.

DAY 2 Jenkins Fujitsu Horizon Engineer Evidence at Inquiry

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27 jun 2024
 
Post Office live: Expert witness felt ‘under pressure’ from … The Law Society Gazette www. lawgazette. co. uk › news › 5120138.article 2 hours ago — We’re expecting the lawyers’ role to come under very close scrutiny. Gareth Jenkins arrives at the inquiry for a third day of oral evidence. Breakfast 27/06/2024 The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. Duration 209 mins First shown 6am 27 Jun 2024 Expires tomorrow 9:29am Made with FlexClip and Bandicam

POST OFFICE SCANDAL: Fujitsu engineer denies knowing ‘gory details’ of Horizon remote access

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26 jun 2024

A former senior Fujitsu engineer has denied knowing the “gory details” of remote access to the faulty Horizon system which caused Post Office subpostmasters to be falsely accused of having taken money from branch accounts.

Gareth Jenkins told the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry he thought any remote access would have been visible to subpostmasters and could be distinguished from changes made by third parties, although he acknowledged he knew it was “theoretically possible” this might not always be the case.

Mr Jenkins worked at Fujitsu, formerly known as International Computer Limited, for the whole of his professional career before retiring in 2015, and had been a “distinguished engineer” since the mid-1990s.

His evidence about the Horizon system was used in the prosecutions of many subpostmasters, including Seema Misra, who was given a 15-month prison sentence in November 2010, when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Previous witnesses to the inquiry have claimed Mr Jenkins may have committed perjury due to his failure to disclose knowledge of bugs in the Horizon system to the subpostmasters.

LIVE Post Office Inquiry grills former Fujitsu employee Gareth Jenkins – Day 2

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Unable to accept how badly Fujitsu and Post Office messed up.

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26 jun 2024

This Distinguished Engineer, this technical wizard, this “god” did not seem able to accept how badly he, Fujitsu and the Post Office had messed things up. He does, however, have a maths degree from Cambridge. We found out today he was not and never has been a Chief Architect of Horizon, nor has he ever been Fujitsu’s Lead Engineer on Horizon. In terms of his career, Jenkins joined ICL (which later became part of Fujitsu) on graduating in 1973 and in the 1990s was recognised as a Distinguished Engineer, an honorific title bestowed on him by Fujitsu.

Beer asked him if he accepted Fraser’s conclusion that Legacy Horizon (the 1999 – 2010 version) was “not remotely robust”.
“I don’t accept that finding”, Jenkins replied.
“Do you accept that Horizon Online (the 2010 to 2017 version) was susceptible to accounting flaws?”
“There were some discrete bugs which caused problems to the accounts”, said Jenkins, “but they were all very well managed”. He felt Horizon Online did “a good job in terms of the accounting, particularly with the monitoring that was going on, in terms of being able to detect things when they had occurred.”
www. postofficescandal. uk/ post/ gareth-jenkins-the-incredible-witness/
Nick Wallis reporting the Post Office Horizon Scandal.
Wed 26 June 2024
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Gareth Jenkins pictured near his home in Bracknell this January (copyright Alamy)
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26/06/2024
The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team.
Duration 209 mins First shown 6am 26 Jun 2024 Expires tomorrow 9:29am
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Martin Smith – Is that Really Your Evidence?

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4 mei 2024

About Request from Post Office not to correspond about knowledge of an Horizon bug

Martin Smith – I can’t remember?

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4 mei 2024

About control of disclosure, post conviction

Martin Smith – I don’t recall this?

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4 mei 2024
 
About mediation applicant questionnaire
2 Martin Smith – Mr Henry’s Grilling: Let sleeping dogs lie

Martin Smith – Mr Henry’s Grilling

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26 jun 2024

A former senior Fujitsu engineer has denied knowing the “gory details” of remote access to the faulty Horizon system which caused Post Office subpostmasters to be falsely accused of having taken money from branch accounts.

Gareth Jenkins told the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry he thought any remote access would have been visible to subpostmasters and could be distinguished from changes made by third parties, although he acknowledged he knew it was “theoretically possible” this might not always be the case.

Mr Jenkins worked at Fujitsu, formerly known as International Computer Limited, for the whole of his professional career before retiring in 2015, and had been a “distinguished engineer” since the mid-1990s.

His evidence about the Horizon system was used in the prosecutions of many subpostmasters, including Seema Misra, who was given a 15-month prison sentence in November 2010, when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Previous witnesses to the inquiry have claimed Mr Jenkins may have committed perjury due to his failure to disclose knowledge of bugs in the Horizon system to the subpostmasters.

Post Office Inquiry: Forensic accountant says Vennells avoided probing miscarriages of justice

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Educational

3 Let the cat out of the bag

Seema Misra sitting next to her barrister, Ed Henry KC

Post Office Inquiry: Chairman intervenes as public gallery scoffs

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4 Four more webpages about expert engineer Gareth Jenkins

Stop sign prank (gay)

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