Investigate court fraud - where is this reported to other than the police ?

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Dear Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman,

Investigate court fraud - where is this reported other than to the police ?

Please tell me when evidence is found of falsified court documents that have been accepted by a court that should know they are not correct who should this be reported to ?

Please don't say the police as they would only pass it onto the cps who both work with the courts. Is there any independent separate service not connected with the courts and not an at arms length service to investigate what is happening within courts or are they paid to investigate themselves like most public services ?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Julie Price

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Mrs Julie Price

Dear Critchfield, John (JACO),

Would falsified documents being filed into a court and placed before the judiciary who ignores them not be classed a maladministration ?

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Julie Price