1. Aberdeen businessman ordered to pay £65,000 under proceeds of crime legislation

    An Aberdeen businessman jailed for dealing drugs has been ordered to pay £65,000 under proceeds of crime legislation.

    18 Apr 2024 Cases
  2. Man who hid thousands in cash from drug deal profits in relative’s homes jailed for six years

    A man with links to serious organised crime who used the homes of family members to conceal thousands of pounds made from drug deals has been imprisoned for six years.

    18 Apr 2024 Cases
  3. Lord Advocate addresses Inspectorate report

    The Lord Advocate has accepted a report into how domestic abuse is prosecuted, which has emphasised that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service must speed up the work it is doing to improve the service it gives to victims.  

    17 Apr 2024 Statements
  4. Man jailed for dog cruelty and banned from owning animals for ten years

    A man whose dog had to be put down after he abandoned it and left it inside a crate for several days has been imprisoned for six months and banned from owning or looking after animals for ten years.

    16 Apr 2024 Cases
  5. Digital platform for victims and witnesses launched by COPFS

     An initiative to digitally transform how victims and witnesses in criminal cases can access information and guidance relevant to them online has been launched by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).   

    15 Apr 2024 Statements
  6. Five-man Inverclyde drugs gang sentenced to total of 31 years and eight months in prison

    Five members of a notorious serious organised crime gang who ran a massive drugs trafficking empire in Inverclyde have been jailed for a total of 31 years and eight months.

    04 Apr 2024 Cases
  7. Edinburgh teacher found to have persecuted young boys.

    John Brownlee, a former teacher, inflicted sadistic cruelty on young boys at the Edinburgh Academy between 1967 and 1991. He has been found to have physically assaulted and emotionally abused children at the school.

    27 Mar 2024 Cases
  8. American pilot jailed for being over alcohol limit before Edinburgh to New York flight

    An American pilot who was found to be almost two and a half times the alcohol limit as he prepared to take charge of a trans-Atlantic flight from Edinburgh to New York has been jailed for 10 months.

    19 Mar 2024 Cases
  9. Father and son receive bans for illegally selling peregrine falcon chicks

    Father and son Timothy and Lewis Hall sentenced for illegally selling peregrine falcon chicks

    12 Feb 2024 Cases
  10. Breeder fined over illegal high-price sales of peregrine falcons

    A breeder who illegally sold peregrine falcons for thousands of pounds has been fined £2,100 and ordered to forfeit £5,220 in cash seized from his home.

    02 Feb 2024 Cases