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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.

Bogus workman ordered to repay money

A confiscation order has been granted against a workman who defrauded vulnerable people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Bid to reduce impact of murder post-mortems

A NEW protocol has been introduced to speed up the release of the bodies of murder victims that have been retained for post-mortem examinations.

Man jailed for possession of guns and drugs

A 64 year-old man has been jailed for over five years after guns and drugs were found at his Renfrewshire home.

Armed robbers jailed

Richard Fleming, Liam Richardson and a third man were armed with a handgun, a machete and a hammer when they raided the Mappin & Webb store at the Gleneagles hotel in June last year.

Taxi driver jailed for drug supply

A 28 year old taxi driver involved in supplying more than a quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs has been jailed for two years and four months.