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UK News Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry faces retrial if she wins appeal for stealing £25k

07:15  27 september  2019
07:15  27 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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EX- MP Natalie McGarry has won a bid to fight her £ 25 ,000 fraud rap — despite pleading guilty. But experts warned she may have trouble explaining why she confessed to fiddling money from pro-indy groups if she We told how former SNP highflyer McGarry , of Clarkston, near Glasgow, admitted

THE former politician has permission to appeal against her conviction - despite pleading guilty. She was sentenced to 18 months behind bars in June Natalie McGarry enjoys day out after jail release to fight £ 25 k fraud conviction. She was granted leave to appeal against her conviction last month, with a

a close up of Natalie McGarry wearing glasses: Natalie McGarry could face another trial if she wins her appeal © PA Natalie McGarry could face another trial if she wins her appeal

Prosecutors will bring former MP Natalie McGarry back to court if she wins an appeal against embezzlement convictions, a court heard yesterday.

Prosecution lawyer Alex ­Prentice QC told judge Lord Menzies that the Crown would retry McGarry for stealing more than £25,000 from pro-Scottish independence groups.

Lawyers acting for the former SNP MP want appeal judges to quash her conviction.

They claim McGarry, who was jailed for 18 months in June, had received “defective representation” from her previous legal team.

McGarry, of Clarkston, Glasgow, wasn’t present at the procedural hearing at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh.

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A former SNP MP convicted of embezzling more than £ 25 ,000 is to appeal her conviction despite pleading guilty. Natalie McGarry was sentenced to 18 months in June after admitting two charges of stealing while acting as treasurer for two political groups. Her bid to withdraw the guilty pleas a week

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry arrives at Glasgow Sheriff Court where she is facing charges over embezzling more than £ 25 ,600. The Supreme Court will hear appeals over three days from two separate challenges to the prorogation of Parliament brought in England and Scotland.

Mr Prentice asked Lord Menzies to pass an order which would restrict what the Press could report about proceedings because he had concerns it could ­“prejudice” future hearings.

He added: “If Ms McGarry is successful with this appeal, the Crown would move for a retrial.”

The former politician was convicted of taking cash she wasn’t entitled to from the SNP’s Glasgow Regional Association and Women for Independence.

She spent the money on rent, a holiday to Spain, transfers of money to her husband and other lifestyle expenses, a court heard.

McGarry, an MP between 2015 and 2017, pled guilty to two charges of embezzlement at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

She was released from prison on bail ahead of her appeal.

Gordon Jackson QC will be acting as the main lawyer in the case.

The motion to impose reporting restrictions was withdrawn. Lord Menzies continued the case.

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