The committee of MSPs investigating the government’s handling of harassment complaints has ordered the Crown Office to hand over a further document relating to Alex Salmond.
Scotland’s most senior law officer has refused to say whether allegations that the Scottish Government failed to hand over evidence as demanded by a search warrant would be a criminal offence.
John Swinney had admitted the legal advice reveals concerns about the unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond but claimed there were “good public policy grounds” to not concede the case for another three months.
Scotland’s Lord Advocate is due to reappear before a Holyrood inquiry to face questions about the Crown Office’s controversial intervention in redacting Alex Salmond’s evidence and the apparent breach of a court order about releasing evidence.
Scotland’s top prosecutor has not ruled out bringing in a judge from another part of the UK to head an inquiry into the prosecution of former Rangers FC administrators Paul Clark and David Whitehouse.
Scotland’s top law officer has apologised to MSPs and the public for a “very serious failure in the system of prosecution” which has seen more than £20 million in damages awarded to two former administrators of Rangers Football Club.
Murdo Fraser is leading calls for a public inquiry into the Crown Office after the Lord Advocate admitted to malicious prosecution of the administrators of Rangers Football Club.
Scotland’s most senior law officer, Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC, is to be quizzed on who is blocking the handover of crucial legal documents to the Salmond inquiry.
An attempt by MSPs to obtain material related to Alex Salmond’s criminal trial has been rejected by prosecutors.
Scotland’s top civil servant on being shouted at by ministers, rumours about Alex Salmond and a denial she was ‘at war’ with him
Scotland’s most senior civil servant, Leslie Evans, admitted she knew of rumours about Alex Salmond’s conduct and had discussed his behaviour with her predecessor.
Dozens of homicide cases and hundreds of sex offence cases awaiting trial as coronavirus causes delays to the justice system
The Lord Advocate has warned the coronavirus pandemic will result in further delays to the justice system as it emerged 49 homicide cases and 465 of serious sexual assault are awaiting trial.