18 Jul 2011
14 LAWYERS ACCUSED OF FIDDLING THE BOOKS--NOT ONE PROSECUTED--SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!
LEGAL aid bosses have reported 14 lawyers to prosecutors for allegedly fiddling a fortune in taxpayers' cash - but not a single one has been put in the dock.
Eleven suspected fraud cases were marked no proceedings, one lawyer was declared insane, one died and the other is still being considered.
Crown officials did not identify any of the lawyers involved or reveal the scale of their alleged fraud.
The revelations were made by Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service director of operations Scott Pattison in response to a freedom of information request.
His first reply identified 13 cases reported to the Crown Office since 2005. He later revealed there had been a 14th case.
He said: "The Scottish Legal Aid Board did not submit a crime report but were assisted by the police in carrying out further inquiries."
Mr Pattison added that this case was also marked no proceedings by the procurator fiscal.
Last year, Scottish lawyers were given £155million of taxpayers' money for legal aid work.
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DO LAWYERS EVER ADMIT ANYTHING!
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