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Bribery self-reporting initiative extended until 2017

Jun 2016

The Lord Advocate has extended the self-reporting initiative, by which businesses who uncover bribery in their organisations can proactively notify the Crown Office, for a further year.

The initiative, which was first launched on 1 July 2011, will now run until 30 June 2017.
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Edinburgh man sentenced for online drug dealing and hacking

Jun 2016
An Edinburgh computer hacker and ‘dark web’ drug dealer was yesterday sentenced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £17,000 compensation at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Read more ...

Community Payback order for Elgin care home worker who assaulted residents

Jun 2016
An assistant at an Elgin nursing home has been ordered to carry out 240 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order after being convicted of assaulting two elderly residents. Read more ...
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