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Trial of Ross Monaghan

25 September 2012

FOI Request: Prosecution costs – Trial of Ross Monaghan

Thank you for your email dated 30th July under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting the costs associated with the prosecution of Ross Monaghan for the murder of Kevin Carroll to the Crown Office.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service uses a live operational case management system specifically designed to receive criminal and death reports from the Police and other specialist reporting agencies and to manage the cases for prosecution purposes. The information held on the system is structured and coded to meet these operational needs, rather than for statistical reporting or research purposes. It does not record preparation costs against individual cases.

The total amount paid in relation to claims for witness expenses was £4,200.

In addition to this specific information you may wish to know that the Scottish Government has previously published statistical data including some total cost information on general type and outcome of cases. This can be found using the following link:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/05103117/0

I hope that this is helpful.