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Former SNPMP Natalie Magary was imprisoned for two years after embezzling thousands of people from an independent group.

Former Glasgow East MP Natalie Magary has been imprisoned for two years after being convicted of embezzling tens of thousands of pounds from an independent group.

A 40-year-old boy was sentenced today inGlasgow State Court.

McGarry was accused of embezzling £ 21,000 by a female independent accountant between 2013 and 2015.

She was accused of receiving £ 4,661 between April 9, 2014 and August 10, 2015. She was the accountant, secretary, and convenor of the Glasgow Regional Association (GRA) for SNP.

The former SNP embezzled almost £25k from two pro-indy groups
Previous SNPs embezzled nearly £ 25k from two parent indie groups

The jury found her guilty by a majority of WfI-related indictments in May and a majority of GRA-related indictments. ..

Sheriff Tom Hughes, who sentenced McGarry to her sentence, said she had betrayed those who trusted her and said her custodial sentence was inevitable.

He told her: "It is very clear that society has the right to seek the highest standards from those who seek and ultimately achieve high public office."

He added: ""

During the six-week trial, the court reported McGarry from dozens of witnesses, including former Scottish Minister of Health Jeane Freeman, after noticing a significant shortage of WFI accounts. Said.

Ms. Freeman said she did not expect donations to the group's independence crowdfunding to be sent from the organization's PayPal account to McGarry's personal bank account.

The 40-year-old represented Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017

She also complained to McGarry, who was late in delivering receipts and invoices showing what the money was spent on. The court also heard from witnesses that McGarry has personal financial difficulties and is regularly financed by her family and friends. This includes Humza Yousaf, the current Scottish Cabinet Health Secretary, giving McGarry £ 600 to prevent her from being kicked out of her home.

The court also confirmed McGarry's bank records. This indicates that herher crowdfundingdonations from WFI have been transferred to her own personal account.

Included £ 10,472.52 on April 29, 2014 and an additional £ 9,848.70 on November 12, 2014. This is what she used to pay for her rent and shopping.

McGarry stated that these were "reasonable" costs she would bear and reimburse herself.

McGarry was elected as an SNP member in 2015, but she resigned from the party's internal affairs after allegations of fraud occurred. This is what she denied. S

She remained in Congress as an independent member of Glasgow East, but she did not seek re-election in 2017.

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