Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry has been charged in connection with alleged fraud offences. The former SNP MP has been charged over alleged offences in relation to her involvement with the pro-independence group Women for Independence (WFI) and the SNP's Glasgow Regional Association (SNP GRA).
According to STV News, a complaint was made against McGarry, 35, last November after an internal audit of the WFI's finances left money unaccounted for.
Her lawyer, Aamer Anwar, told BBC Scotland: "Following an interview she was charged with several alleged offences, including embezzlement of funds, breach of trust and an offence under the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013. She was released and there will now be a report to the procurator fiscal."
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "On Tuesday September 27 a 35-year-old woman was charged in connection with alleged fraud offences. A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."
McGarry was elected as the MP for Glasgow East during the 2105 General Election, taking the seat from Labour's Margaret Curran with a majority of more than 10,000. She withdrew from the SNP's whip while the allegations against her were investigated.