100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzlement
Jury finds she took almost £25,000 from women’s pro-independence group and local party branch
Ex-SNP MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzling almost £25k
A jury found the former MP for Glasgow East guilty by majority of a charge of embezzling money while she…
Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry guilty of embezzling more than £24,000
Former Glasgow MP accused of ‘significant breach of trust’ after thousands in pro-independence campaign funds transferred to her bank account
Ex-MP Natalie McGarry guilty of embezzlement in ‘significant breaches of trust’
The former Glasgow East MP has been found guilty of embezzling just under £25,000 from two pro-independence groups.
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Ex Health Secretary Jeane Freeman feels 'vindicated' after calling in police over disgraced Natalie McGarry
Freeman said she was pleased with the jury's verdict to find McGarry guilty
Former Glasgow MP Natalie McGarry embezzled cash and complained of being 'skint' on £64k salary
A jury found McGarry, who represented Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017, guilty by majority of embezzling money while treasurer…
Get all your news in one place
Latest Politics news:
Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Roundabouts and car parks? The major parties are promising much on transport, but they should stick to their jobs
In the seat-by-seat slugfest that is the federal election, transport infrastructure is once again at the forefront. Small, hyper-local projects…
Governance for the National Disability Investment System
It should not take Royal Commissions and class actions to remediate the intractable defects that exist within the NDIS, but…
Liberal and Nationals will be a 'strong voice for sensible energy policy'
We stand on the edge of a new era of opportunity.
Meet James and the giant fighting for Hunter heartland
One left school at 15 and has been in trouble for 'larrikin' Facebook posts. The other has a law degree…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Coalition to cut $3b from public sector to pay for election promises
The Coalition’s plan to cut more than $3 billion from the public service to pay for its election promises has…
No plans to shut down ‘disastrous’ COVIDSafe app
There are no plans to switch off the controversial COVIDSafe app despite contact tracing no longer taking place in Australia…

Former MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzling funds from pro-independence groups

By Paul Hutcheon

Ex SNP MP Natalie McGarry has been found guilty of embezzling funds from two pro-independence groups.

The verdict was delivered at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

McGarry, 40, was accused of embezzling £21,000 while treasurer of Women for Independence between 2013 and 2015.

The ex-Glasgow East MP was also accused of taking £4,661 between April 9, 2014 and August 10, 2015 when she was treasurer, secretary and convener of the Glasgow Regional Association (GRA) of the SNP.

A jury found her guilty by majority of a charge in relation to WfI and also by majority as regards the GRA-related charge.

McGarry, of Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, had denied both charges against her.

The six-week trial had heard evidence from several witnesses, including current and former Scottish health secretaries Humza Yousaf and Jeane Freeman.

Sheriff Tom Hughes told McGarry she had been given a position of trust by the two organisations, which had helped her get elected to Westminster.

He said: “What you have been convicted of are a series of incidents which took place over a long period of time.

“It was not a one-off incident. There were a number of transactions carried out by you to allow you to carry out this crime.

“There’s a significant breach of trust in all of this. You were asked to deal with the finances of both Women for Independence and the Glasgow Regional Association of the SNP.”

To sign up to the Daily Record Politics newsletter, click here.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzlement
Jury finds she took almost £25,000 from women’s pro-independence group and local party branch
Ex-SNP MP Natalie McGarry found guilty of embezzling almost £25k
A jury found the former MP for Glasgow East guilty by majority of a charge of embezzling money while she…
Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry guilty of embezzling more than £24,000
Former Glasgow MP accused of ‘significant breach of trust’ after thousands in pro-independence campaign funds transferred to her bank account
Ex-MP Natalie McGarry guilty of embezzlement in ‘significant breaches of trust’
The former Glasgow East MP has been found guilty of embezzling just under £25,000 from two pro-independence groups.
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Ex Health Secretary Jeane Freeman feels 'vindicated' after calling in police over disgraced Natalie McGarry
Freeman said she was pleased with the jury's verdict to find McGarry guilty
Former Glasgow MP Natalie McGarry embezzled cash and complained of being 'skint' on £64k salary
A jury found McGarry, who represented Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017, guilty by majority of embezzling money while treasurer…
Get all your news in one place