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Developing positive relationships with Japan’s prosecution service

Jul 2016
Mr Hiromu Kurokawa, Deputy Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Japan, today met with the Solicitor General for Scotland, Alison Di Rollo and the COPFS Crown Agent, David Harvie.

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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 ...
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