By Bill Heaney
Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry has been found guilty of embezzling £25,000 from two pro-independence groups.
The jury returned the majority verdicts on two charges after three hours of deliberations.
It was alleged during the six-week trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court that McGarry spent some of the money on expenses such as rent and shopping.
Her lawyers admitted that her finances were “disorganised” and “chaotic”, but she denied both charges against her.
They related to funds embezzled from Women For Independence (WIFI) and the Glasgow Regional Association (GRA) of the SNP.
McGarry was the MP for Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017.