Thu 25 Nov, 2021

Responding to the judgement that seeking an Unexplained Wealth Order on Donald Trump’s acquisition of golf courses in Scotland would be a decision for the Lord Advocate, Scottish Greens finance spokesperson Ross Greer said:

“This was an important case brought by the Avaaz campaign, and this judgement provides clarity about how the Scottish Government can seek an Unexplained Wealth Order against the Trump Organisation’s businesses in Scotland.

“The Scottish Greens are keen to see progress on this matter and hope the new Lord Advocate recognises the growing awareness and action across the world on the former President’s finances. The case for a similar investigation in Scotland is compelling. Scotland must have a zero-tolerance approach to potential financial crime, regardless of the suspect.”

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