Four former council workers and eleven contractors charged


Four former Edinburgh council workers and eleven contractors have been charged with fraud following an investigation into council repair works.

The allegations include corruption and money-laundering and relate to repairs carried out at council buildings in the Scottish capital.

The council has launched its own investigation, costing £1.5m over two years, the Scotsman reported.

A police statement said: “A Lothian and Borders Police investigation into alleged corruption and fraud involving former employees of City of Edinburgh Council’s property care department has resulted in a number of individuals being charged.”