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On this day – Councillors business interests questioned in trial

Whether any of the parties were found guilty, we don’t know, having not looked at the court records. But back in the 1980s there were just as many suspicions, and likely backhanders and deals going on. So much of the corruption and greed that went on from our elected officials we will never know, but occasionally our councillors and MPs are taken to trial and questioned, as with this case where two councillors and an ex Lord Provost of the city were accused of corruption. It still took 16 years to come to trial, when the original deal was alleged to have taken place back in 1964, with this report in the Glasgow Herald from 1980:

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