Frank Mulholland

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Name: Frank Mulholland
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

MSP backs calls for review of rules on gypsy-traveller camps

A north-east MSP has called for a law review to equip police with clearer powers to crack down on illegal gypsy-traveller encampments.Richard Baker (Labour) argues that trespass laws already in place should permit the authorities to move on unauthorised ... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Fraudsters warned by Lord Advocate

News In Focus TodayLord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has warned potential fraudsters hoping to benefit from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow that prosecutors have a range of powerful laws to ensure offenders are caught and punished.The Lord Advocate ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 3 reports

Glasgow games will see crackdown on ticket touts

Scotland's senior prosecutor has warned tough action will be taken against anyone trying to make "a fast buck" out of Glasgow 2014. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has instructed his colleagues to use the full range of their powers to crack down of fr ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Aberdeen’s new chief warns of ‘powder keg’ situation over illicit Traveller camps

ABERDEEN’S new chief executive warned today of a powder keg situation over illicit Traveller camps in the city.Angela Scott has written to Scotland’s top law lord calling for tougher action amid safety concerns for both Travellers and the settled com ... [Published Evening Express - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

£219,000 SPENT ON FOREIGN VISITS

By Press AssociationPublished: 10:19 EST, 7 July 2014 | Updated: 10:19 EST, 7 July 2014The Scottish Government has spent almost £219,000 on overseas trips for ministers and their officials in the last three years, figures show.In 2012-13, the last full ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 3 reports

Date set for re-trial of man cleared of 1997 World's End murders

The re-trial of World's End murder suspect Angus Sinclair will take place later this year. Sinclair appeared in the dock on Thursday for a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow. He denied the two charges against him of raping and murdering ... [Published Stv.tv - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 2 reports

» Parliament House – The Hidden Gem

Scotland’s historic Parliament Hall is to become a fringe venue for the first time ever this summer when it hosts an exhibition commemorating a five-year redevelopment project.The exhibition was launched today (23 June) by the Lord President, the Rt. ... [Published Firm Magazine - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Revealed: Police investigate evidence that six CIA torture flights landed in Scotland

COPS probe claim that plane arrived in Glasgow after taking 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to a secret jail.POLICE are investigating evidence that a CIA jet landed in Glasgow after carrying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to a secret torture ... [Published Daily Record - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

DNA evidence helps convict man of Elaine Doyle's murder after 28 years

John Docherty, 49, has been convicted of the 1986 murder of Elaine Doyle. Photograph: Police Scotland/PAA man has been convicted of murdering a teenage girl in 1986. Elaine Doyle, 16, was found dead in a lane less than 50 yards from her home in Greenock, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish independence referendum: Moderator calls time on online abuse

Scottish and English flags held up over Edinburgh, Scotland Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association ImaThe Moderator of the Church of Scotland this morning called for an end tothe “underhand methodology” of online abuse in the referend ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 02 2014 - 1 reports

Jim Clark Rally crash: Scotland's top law officer says criminal prosecutions not ruled out

Frank Mulholland, the Lord Advocate, says such a decision "depends on where the evidence takes you" as victims' families release tributes to those lost in crash Scotland's most senior law officer has refused to rule out criminal prosecutions over the ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 02 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 03 2014 - 1 reports

Surjit Singh Chhokar murder: 'Scotland's Stephen Lawrence' case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Three men are facing the prospect of retrial under double jeopardy laws for one of Scotland’s most controversial unsolved killings. Sikh waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar was stabbed to death in 1998 aged 32, as he returned home from work in Overtown, North ... [Published The Independent - May 02 2014]

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Mr Mulholland said: "i have no doubt the commonwealth games in glasgow will be the greatest ever held. legitimate businesses in scotland and their staff who have worked hard to make the games a success rightly stand to reap huge benefits. "anyone who..."
...” Mr Mulholland added: "anyone who attempts to disrupt the games by operating con schemes or committing public disorder crimes should also be aware that the lowest level they will be prosecuted at is the sheriff court, where they could face sentences of up to five years in jail and an unlimited fine.” he also revealed that those found guilty of crimes such as counterfeiting and ticket touting can also be prosecuted using proceeds of crime legislation because they are deemed to be "lifestyle offences". he said: “where such crimes were once seen as easy money for fraudsters they now face having to sell their homes, cars and jewellery to pay a confiscation order, or their homes and other assets linked to crime can be recovered and sold under proceeds of crime legislation. "scotland is leading the way in using this law to outsmart criminals, destroying their lifestyles and dismantling their networks." unacceptable the solicitor general lesley thomson qc announced £8m was confiscated from criminals in scotland last year and a record number of investigative orders issued. the move to protect businesses from fraud during the games has been welcomed by the scottish business resilience centre (sbrc). sbrc director mandy haeburn-little said: "i very much welcome this announcement by the lord advocate. “scotland is working really hard to make counterfeit and illicit goods unacceptable, these items have no place in a community where we all want to see responsible shops, suppliers and traders flourish. "counterfeit goods damage the economy. they are bad for the buyer and they harm the community in a whole range of ways. not only is the quality often extremely poor but at worst items can be dangerous and, sadly, often produced in the shadow economy. "we all want to see scotland as a safe, attractive and fun place to be during the commonwealth games and beyond and we all want residents and visitors to enjoy the very best quality that scotland has to offer .""
Mr Mulholland added: " anyone who attempts to disrupt the games by operating con schemes or committing public disorder crimes should also be aware that the lowest level they will be prosecuted at is the sheriff court, where they could face sentences of up to five years in jail and an unlimited fine."

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MSP backs calls for review of rules on gypsy-tr... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 29 2014]
Fraudsters warned by Lord Advocate [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Jul 14 2014]
Glasgow games will see crackdown on ticket touts [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 13 2014]
Prosecutors vow tough action on Games ticket to... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 13 2014]
Games crackdown on ticket touts [Published BBC - Jul 13 2014]
Aberdeen’s new chief warns of ‘powder keg’ sit... [Published Evening Express - Jul 12 2014]
£219,000 SPENT ON FOREIGN VISITS [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 07 2014]
Date set for re-trial of man cleared of 1997 Wo... [Published Stv.tv - Jun 26 2014]
October date for World's End trial [Published Herald Scotland - Jun 26 2014]
OCTOBER DATE FOR WORLD'S END TRIAL [Published Mail Online UK - Jun 26 2014]
» Parliament House – The Hidden Gem [Published Firm Magazine - Jun 23 2014]
Parliament Hall open for Fringe [Published Wharfvalley - Jun 23 2014]
Revealed: Police investigate evidence that six ... [Published Daily Record - Jun 22 2014]
DNA evidence helps convict man of Elaine Doyle'... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 17 2014]
Scottish independence referendum: Moderator cal... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 16 2014]
Jim Clark Rally crash: Scotland's top law offic... [Published Telegraph - Jun 02 2014]
Surjit Singh Chhokar murder: 'Scotland's Stephe... [Published The Independent - May 02 2014]
Paedophile 'would face girl charge' [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Jan 31 2014]
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