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Fraud lawyer Mark Strachan stripped of role as advocate

Mark Strachan Image copyright Ciaran Donnelly
Image caption Mark Strachan was jailed in March

A lawyer jailed after being found guilty of fraud and attempted fraud totalling almost £50,000 has been stripped of the role as an advocate.

Mark Strachan, 55, submitted numerous false travel claims for expenses to the Scottish Legal Aid Board (Slab) over several years and was jailed in March.

Three judges have now granted the petition to have him removed from the role.

Strachan had homes in Aberdeenshire, West Lothian and Edinburgh.

He had denied falsely claiming travel allowances and mileage fees on numerous occasions between March 2006 and November 2010.

He was found guilty of defrauding Slab of £11,663 and attempting to defraud it of another £37,882, and was jailed for two years in March.

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