The following are extracted from e-mails, memos, letters and other printed documents, all relate to John's case.
E-mail dated 28-08-02 sent by Bernard Ablett (Crown Counsel) to Alison Grant re the transfer of the case from Cupar, reference to Frank Mulholland who now holds the post of Solicitor General for Scotland. Bernard Ablett was the Crown Counsel who instructed Lothian & Borders Police to have John arrested in Spain on the back of the lies told by Revenue officials.
We have written to Mr Mulholland on several occasions to explain these comments, he is yet to afford us the courtesy of a reply.
Memo dated 05-03-03 sent by Bernard Ablett to Frank Mulholland, Procurator Fiscal.
At this time John was working on his farm in Northern Ireland and was readily contactable by everyone except apparently the Inland Revenue and the Crown Office, tells you it all really!
Letter dated 06-03-03 sent by Bernard Ablett to Sergeant Jim Gilchrist, Lothian & Borders Police.
Does that include Northern Ireland? ...the last time we checked it was still part of the United Kingdom!
Letter dated 02-06-03 again sent by Bernard Ablett to Sergeant Jim Gilchrist.
This from the people who are supposed to be the 'ghost busters' and as for intelligence, we rest our case.
E-mail dated 05-08-03 sent by Fergus McNeil of the Scottish Justice Department to Carol Duncan at the Crown Office.
Seems some people don't believe in the right to a fair trial and the axiom of innocent until proven guilty!
Formal memo dated 27-08-03 sent by Natalie Barclay-Stewart of the Crown Office to Elish Angiolini, Solicitor General for Scotland seeking the extradition.
Talk about the blind leading the blind!
E-mail dated 05-09-03 sent by Fergus McNeil to Carol Duncan.
Not worthy of any comment!
E-mail dated 29-10-03 sent by Fergus McNeil to Carol Duncan when the penny had dropped that John had not refused extradition.
And all this from the incompetents responsible for playing with people's lives!
E-mail dated 06-11-03 sent by Fergus McNeil to Carol Duncan referring to Janet Hanson, Staff Liaison Officer, British Embassy, Madrid and Stephen Henderson of the Inland Revenue.
This clearly shows that it was the Inland Revenue and not the Crown Office who were hell-bent in driving the case against John and indeed contrary to what the former Lord Advocate, Lord Colin Boyd, had attempted to claim (see below). Off-course, the decision in relation to any prosecution in Scotland should have been made following independent investigation by the Crown Office and not as a result of lies told by Revenue officials.
E-mail dated 05-01-04 sent by Fergus McNeil to Carol Duncan.
Tells you all really!
Letter dated 23-06-04 sent by the then Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd (Scotland's Senior Law Officer) to John's MP.
Seems that much confusion abounds at the Crown Office, the Inland Revenue did commence the case and it was only ever about Inheritance Tax. Not one person has ever made a complaint against John except off-course for the Inland Revenue!