At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, four men were sentenced to a total of 13 years and two months after pleading guilty to corruption at Edinburgh City Council.
At the High Court in Livingston today, Gavin Bowie was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for a catalogue of offences against 11 vulnerable boys spanning over 20 years.
Following todays calling at the High Court at Edinburgh a Crown Office spokesperson said:
At the High Court in Glasgow today, William Paterson (DOB 10/09/1979) was convicted of the murder of Kevin Carroll in January 2010.
The court had heard that Paterson, while acting with others, murdered Mr Carroll as he sat in his vehicle at the Asda car park in Robroyston.
Following the murder he fled and following information received by the Scottish prosecution service’s International Co-operation Unit that he may be residing in Spain; a European Arrest Warrant was sought, granted and executed by Spanish police.
Five cases which called at Edinburgh High Court today resulted in the confiscation of £1,475,459.24 from criminals, all of which will be made available to the Scottish Government for use in the CashBack programme, benefitting communities across Scotland.
Orders were made against money launderer Michael Voudouri, drug dealers Peter Walters and Alan Gardner, and brothel-keepers Margaret Paterson and Robert Munro.