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Jail for importing a handgun

A 32-year-old man who tried to import an illegal firearm from America has been jailed for three and a half years.

Properties from criminal gains are seized

Seven houses bought using proceeds from crime have been recovered by the Civil Recovery Unit (CRU).

 

Antiques dealer fined for illegal online sale of protected species

A 49 year old man has been fined £1000 after offering a tiger’s head, and leopard and tiger claws, for sale online.

Juror jailed

A 62 year old, who was the first juror to be prosecuted under the Bribery Act 2010, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Recycling company and manager sentenced

The manager of a tyre recycling company has been has been ordered to carry out 300 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order and the company he worked for fined £27,000 after illegally depositing, baling and storing waste tyres.

Jail for gun threat doctor

A former hospital consultant, who stored a cache of deadly weapons at his home, has been jailed for 12 years.

Jail for former football coach who abused boys

A 74-year-old former football coach has been jailed for sexually abusing two boys in Wishaw in the 1970’s.

Perth man sentenced for environmental offences

A 41 year-old man has been ordered to carry out 200 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order for illegally storing waste at a site in Perthshire.

Family sentenced for catalogue of crimes

Four men have been sentenced to a total of 29 years for offences including abduction, holding workers in servitude, and assault.

COPFS named top public sector employer

John Dunn, Deputy Crown Agent last night accepted an award on behalf of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) who were once again named as Scotland’s public sector champion in the 2018 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.