Scottish Law Reporter: Edinburgh : Corrupt ‘Athens of the north’

Announcement Date: 30th June 2012

LOTHIAN & BORDERS POLICE have announced four former Council employees and 11 contractors have been charged over corruption & other illegal activity at the City of Edinburgh Council’s property services, ranging from money laundering to fraud. The arrests may also be related to the Statutory Repair Notice investigation, which takes in repair notices forced on Edinburgh residents who were forced by the Council to pay for building repair notices served by allegedly corrupt Council officials who are said to have benefited financially from the scam.

Furthermore, the arrests, reported in the Scottish media are said to be the tip of the iceberg, with insiders branding the City Council as “totally corrupt”, leading to questions over why nothing was done earlier about the seemingly long term evidence of corruption.

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