SNP - The Fraud Party
SNP treasurer Colin Beattie has today been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the party's funding and finances.
The 71-year-old is being held by detectives probing what happened to more than £600,000 in donations to the Scottish National Party, Police Scotland said.
It comes a fortnight after Nicola Sturgeon's husband Peter Murrell, the party's former chief executive, was arrested and then released.
Officers also searched their Glasgow family home and the SNP headquarters in Edinburgh.
Mr Beattie has been the MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh since 2011. His arrest is another blow for new SNP First Minister Humza Yousaf, who was hoping to move on from the crisis today.
A Police Scotland statement said: 'A 71-year-old man has today, Tuesday, 18 April 2023, been arrested as a suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation into the funding and finances of the Scottish National Party.
'The man is in custody and is being questioned by Police Scotland detectives.'
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