Former SNP MP admits embezzling more than £25,000 from pro-independence organisations
24 April 2019, 16:10 | Updated: 24 April 2019, 16:12
A former SNP MP has admitted embezzling more than £25,600 from pro-independence organisations.
Natalie McGarry, 37, faced three charges of embezzlement and a charge that she refused to give police the passcode for a mobile phone they had seized.
McGarry, who represented Glasgow East but did not seek re-election in 2017, admitted two of the charges when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday while the Crown accepted not guilty pleas to the other two.
She embezzled the largest amount from Women for Independence in her role as treasurer of the organisation, appropriating £21,000 for her own use.
Ms McGarry represented herself when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday.