Ex-MP Natalie McGarry's embezzlement trial adjourned for second day

Sheriff Tom Hughes further adjourned the case until Tuesday afternoon, then until Wednesday morning.

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court adjourned for second day SNS Group

Former politician Natalie McGarry had her embezzlement trial adjourned for a second day.

Natalie McGarry, 40, who represented Glasgow East for the SNP, allegedly stole more than £25,000 from two Scottish independence organisations between April 2013 and August 2015.

McGarry allegedly embezzled £21,000 while Treasurer for Women for Independence (WFI) between April 26, 2013 and November 30, 2015.

The second charge states McGarry took £4661 between April 9, 2014 and August 10, 2015 when she was Treasurer, Secretary and Convenor of Glasgow Regional Association of the SNP.

McGarry was reportedly unwell and was not in the dock yesterday for her fifth day of the six-week trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Tom Hughes further adjourned the case this morning until this afternoon.

McGarry – who was wearing a surgical mask in the dock this afternoon – had the trial adjourned until tomorrow morning

Sheriff Tom Hughes told the jury: “I appreciate you have been greatly inconvenienced this morning.

“Thanks for making it back to court on time.

“The way things are now, we can’t continue as far as this afternoon is concerned and I apologise profusely.

“Hopefully we should have all witnesses present and proceed further.

“I ask you to retire and return before 10am.”

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