UK: Crown Office worker guilty of leaking court case details

The Herald Scotland reports:

A Crown Office worker has been found guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Act and Data Protection Act by leaking information about court cases to people he knew.

Iain Sawers, 25, was convicted after a seven-day trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

A jury returned guilty verdicts on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and breaching the Official Secrets Act and the Data Protection Act.

The court heard that Sawers, who worked in a productions office of the Procurator Fiscal Service, had accessed information about cases and passed it on to his friends, in at least one case handing out names and addresses of people involved.

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