House raid gang linked to organised crime jailed
Four men who led police on a high-speed car and helicopter chase after carrying out a £10,000 jewellery raid on a house have been jailed for a total of six years and eight months in prison.
Industrial Action on 1 February 2023
Details about potential disruption to our services on 1 February due to industrial action and advice for those due to attend court or a COPFS office.
Man sentenced for salmon poaching
A 31-year-old man has been sentenced after admitting a salmon poaching offence in Moray.
Property company fined £80,000 for failings that led to man’s death
An Inverness based property company has been fined £80,000 after a 64-year-old asbestos surveyor died following an electrical explosion.
Three lawyers jailed for money laundering
Three former lawyers and two other men who masterminded a £1.48million bank and property money-laundering operation have been jailed for a total of 30 years and four months.
Former school workers given total of 28 years in jail for long campaign of abuse
Two former employees at a residential school have been jailed for a second time for multiple charges of physical and sexual abuse of former pupils.
Cameron House Hotel Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination
The Crown Office welcomes the publication of the Sheriff’s determination following the FAI into the tragic deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley in a fire at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.
Boat hire pair fined for failings that led to a man’s death
A 64-year-old-man and a 57-year-old woman have been fined a total of £10,000 for health and safety failings which led to a 23-year-old man's death by drowning.
Lord Advocate: We are determined to increase the confidence of domestic abuse victims in the criminal justice system
Dorothy Bain KC has welcomed reporting on the first three years operation of the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.
COPFS launches consultation on draft Strategic Plan for 2023-27
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is consulting with the public on our new Strategic Plan.