Chris Huhne labelled Constance Briscoe a "self-publicising fantasist" after the judge was found guilty of lying to police, and predicted that defendants she had prosecuted would seek a CPS review of their cases:
British justice is likely to be a lot fairer with Briscoe behind bars. If she can make up the witness statements used as the key evidence against me, she is clearly capable of hiding evidence she should have disclosed to the defence in the many cases that she prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Aggrieved defendants will now seek a CPS review.
There is also an issue for the bar and the judiciary ...the Bar, the Crown Prosecution Service and the judiciary went on entrusting her with responsibility for people's lives because they were not prepared to blow the whistle on one of their own.
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