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Conviction over double-voting in independence referendum

The Daily Record reports:

Ex-fire chief Brian McLaughlin – the first person in Scotland convicted of electoral fraud at last September’s vote – had been expecting a jail sentence…

But McLaughlin, of Troon, walked out of Ayr Sheriff Court with 200 hours’ community service…

He claimed he cast the second vote on behalf of his stepson who couldn’t make it to the polling station despite it being open for 15 hours.

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