The Scotsman reports:
An opposition debate in the Scottish Parliament will set out the arguments for ministers to apply to the Court of Session and act on growing concerns over how the former US president’s holdings in Scotland were acquired.
While the issue has been discussed three times at Holyrood in the past 12 months, the coming debate is significant.
The Scotsman revealed last month how Aidan O’Neill QC, one of Scotland’s leading advocates, said Scottish ministers alone had responsibility for pursuing one of the so-called ‘McMafia’ orders, a legal mechanism designed to target suspected corrupt foreign officials who have potentially laundered stolen money through the UK.
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EXCL: The Scottish Parliament will this week stage a debate – and vote – on whether ministers should pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order to investigate the source of financing for Donald Trump’s Scottish resorts. My @TheScotsman story.https://t.co/aPwwsNkt8w
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) January 31, 2021