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Man jailed for fireraising and extortion

A man who tried to extort nearly £100,000 from his landlord and deliberately set fire to a house he had been renting has been jailed for 12 years.

Former youth football coach jailed for sexually abusing boys

A former football coach who abused boys was today jailed for four years.

Francis Cairney, 83, committed the offences against boys as young as 12 between 1965 and 1986.

Retail company fined £450,000 for failings that led to girl’s injury

A London based company has admitted a health and safety offence after a falling barrier struck a young girl at a shopping centre in Glasgow.

David Mitchell sentencing hailed a success for Organised Crime Partnership

The sentencing of a man for importing a firearm from the United States is being hailed as the first major success for the recently formed Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland).

Renewed pledge on Lockerbie investigation

THE Solicitor General has pledged to work in close co-operation with US authorities if new evidence on the Lockerbie bombing becomes available.

Jail for Latvian money laundering gang

Four Latvian men were sentenced today to a total of 19 years and eight months for serious and organised crime offences.

Hardijs Langsteins, 37, Maris Kursis, 30, Arvids Civkors, 30, and Aivars Dzagarjans, 38, were all convicted of agreeing to become involved in serious and organised crime by doing things which enabled money laundering and fraud to be committed.

Auction for VAT fraud watches

Two designer watches have been sold at auction, part of the final UK held assets linked to a muti-million pound VAT fraud which spanned the globe.

Life sentence for Edinburgh man who murdered his ex-partner

A 25 year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his ex-partner.

Solicitor General launches specialist training for new Act

Scotland’s prosecutors have begun training in preparation for new domestic abuse legislation which is due to come into force in 2019

Confiscation order for diet pill directors

Two Fraserburgh women who sold fake diet pills and cancer treatments have been ordered to repay more than £800,000 between them.