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Scott Cassie: Embezzlement charge councillor steps down

An Aberdeen councillor facing court proceedings on embezzlement charges has stepped down.

Former planning convener Scott Cassie was charged, along with his wife Moira, in August, following a police inquiry into claims of financial mismanagement at Garthdee Community Council.

Mr Cassie, 60, represented Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee

He resigned from the city's Liberal Democrat group in 2009 but had continued to serve as an independent.

In a short statement he announced that for "personal reasons" he was now resigning from the council with immediate effect.

His case is due to call at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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