Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC has said that those who seek to degrade this country's environment for their own greed will not be allowed to profit from waste crime.
The Lord Advocate was delivering the keynote speech at the first ever Environmental Crime Task Force conference on waste crime in Edinburgh today.
At the High Court in Glasgow today, Luke Quinn was sentenced to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 14 years for the murder of Simon Richardson, in a Glasgow street, in the early hours of 10 November 2013.
At Edinburgh High Court today, Daniel Harvie (DOB 31/10/1956) from Linlithgow was made subject to a confiscation order for £9,812.
On 29 March 2013, Police observed Harvie hand over a package to another individual on St Leonards Street, Dunfermline, before driving off. Officers stopped him and later recovered 995 grams of cocaine as well as £320 cash from his overcoat.
The Civil Recovery Unit (CRU) has now successfully evicted mortgage fraudster Jean McGovern (27/09/66) from her property in the Springburn area of Glasgow. The property has been sold, with over £80,000 being recovered under Proceeds of Crime legislation.
At the High Court in Glasgow today, Kevin Park was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 22 years, for the murder of two-year-old Madison Horn at her home in Kelty on 20 April 2014.
Airdrie man Gary Russo has been jailed for three years for permanently disfiguring a policeman with a bottle during a pre-arranged battle between rival football fans in Coatbridge.
Today at Ayr Sheriff Court, Andrew Wren Scott (DOB 19/01/83), from Ayr, was made subject of a confiscation order for £20,000, having previously plead guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour, in contravention of Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licencing Act, and dealing cocaine, in contravention of Section 4(3)(B) of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Today at Edinburgh High Court, Caroline Jane Laing (DOB 27/05/57), from Denny, was made subject of a confiscation order for £470,000, having been convicted of money laundering in contravention of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Section 328(1) on 29 January 2013.