Also from the letter dated 23-06-04 sent by the Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd to John's MP.
This was a lie, pure and simple intended to implicate John and to justify the extradition. The Power of Attorney was given to John after the period to which the first charge related and more to the point had to be deleted from the charge.
In relation to the extradition itself he comments that He didn't explain however that the Scottish authorities had initially failed to provide the correct information to the Spanish authorities which denied John access to the Simplified Procedure.
E-mail dated 08-11-04 sent by Aled Williams, British Liaison official in Madrid to Natalie Barclay-Stewart of the Crown Office.
That may very well be so but to then hand down a sentence of some 7 years subsequently reduced to 5 following appeal makes a mockery of the whole judicial system and liars of those involved.
Letter dated 12-04-05 sent by Lorna Harris, Crown Office to John. Refers to John's Freedom of Information request for a copy of the extradition file.
What she means is that it wouldn't be in their (Crown Office's) interest to show what exactly went on in the run up to this case. We have consistently claimed the contrary and will continue to demand that all the files in the case held by the Crown Office are turned over to us as justice requires.
Letter dated 21-03-05 sent by Lynda Clark, Advocate General for Scotland, to John.
Letter dated 14-12-04 sent by the Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police to John re his complaint against Crown officials.
So Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service officials are above the law when it suits them?
Letter dated 01-02-05 sent by the Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police to John re his complaint against Crown officials.
Rather convenient to refuse to investigate one's own officials in relation to a complaint which could amount to a charge of perverting the course of justice.
Letter dated 24-12-04 sent by Elizabeth Munro, Crown Office to John in relation to a complaint he had made to the Home Secretary.
Yet another instance of a Crown Office official investigating herself, so much for independence! Seems such isn't appropriate when it comes to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service. We should also point out that extradition within the UK is a Reserved Matter and as such is very much the domain of the English Home office! Maybe it is about time that the English Home Secretary did have jurisdiction in Scotland!
Letter dated 29-03-05 sent by Ian Ward, Assistant Director, Special Compliance Office (Professional Standards) Inland Revenue to John, re his complaint against Revenue officials.
The allegations were in fact substantiated by several witnesses during John's trial. We all know that Revenue officials manufactured the plot and embellished the facts against John, there can be no doubt about this.
Letter dated 23-08-06 sent by Katrina Parkes, Procurator Fiscal Depute, Appeals Unit, Crown Office to John's solicitors.
Further letter dated 05-04-07 sent by Katrina Parkes to John's solicitors concerning their refusal to make disclosure of documents in the case.
Seems they are a law onto themselves and will not be dictated to by the House of Lords who have made their position very clear in relation to such disclosures. More than one year on, we still await the procedural hearing referred to!