Allan Macleod on Tuesday petitioned Glasgow Sheriff Court to postpone the proceeds of crime hearing after asking questions about the information statement detailing what the Crown believes the ex-SNP MP was doing through illegal activities had attained.
During the seven-minute hearing, the attorney said he had not yet seen the most recent version of the document.
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“We have a new Statement of Information, I haven’t seen that yet. My suggestion is to proceed for a suggested period of between four and six weeks, but I’m asking for a period of four weeks simply because the defense is very keen to get this case closed as soon as possible,” he said.
“I don’t know what the next version will say, but there is only a small amount available.
“The amount available is essentially zero.”
McGarry was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling £25,000 from the SNP and an independence group.
The ex-politician lost an appeal over her conviction last month.
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Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court he was told the latest version of the information statement was due to be broadcast by the Crown on Monday night but was unaware of its contents.
Sheriff Barry Divers said a new date would be set for April 4.
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