Largest Scottish fraud case linked to regime of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi
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Largest Scottish fraud case linked to regime of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi

Government officials in the north African country claimed that a vast sum of public money — possibly more than £1bn — was looted by a member of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi’s inner circle and channelled through a global network of shell companies. 

In 2013 the Crown Office was asked by Libya’s prosecutor-general to help trace the missing millions.

Police Scotland began an inquiry in 2014 and a report by detectives from the financial investigation unit was handed to Scottish prosecutors a few months ago.

It is alleged that Ali Ibrahim Dabaiba, a former Libyan official, inflated the cost of construction projects and awarded tenders to firms he either owned or was connected with.

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