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Husband of former Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon charged with embezzlement in party finance probe

LONDON (AP) — The husband of former Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has been charged with embezzlement in a probe into the finances of Scotland’s pro-independence governing party. Police in Scotland said a 59-year-old man was charged after being arrested and taken into custody earlier in the day. While police did not name the suspect, the details provided matched up with Peter Murrell, the party’s former chief executive who was first arrested over a year ago. The investigation into party finances was announced shortly after Sturgeon abruptly resigned her post after eight years as party leader and first minister of Scotland’s semi-autonomous government. Sturgeon was arrested in June but not charged with any crime.

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