POST OFFICE staff in Coventry are among workers claiming pounds 650,000 in compensation for moving Crown offices
into branches of WH Smith.
But Sheriff Foulis replied: "The Crown Office
is in Edinburgh is it not?
But despite losses tot alling pounds 71m in the last financial year, Royal Mail bosses insisted they only had plans to close around 30 Crown offices
in the next five years.
Now the furious veterans who helped expose him have launched a petition on the change.org website to convince the Crown Office
to confiscate his assets.
But there are at least five long-running investigations - three involving fatal accidents, an alleged multimillion-pound fraud and a murder first reported to the Crown Office
in 2013 - awaiting decisions.
A statement from the Crown Office
said: "Crown Counsel has instructed that, on the basis of the evidence currently available, there will be no criminal proceedings at this time in relation to 10 separate cases."
National officer Andy Furey will tell MPs on the Trade and Industry Select Committee: ``It is simply not acceptable for the Government to say it has no role to play, that Crown offices
have to operate on a purely commercial basis.
A spokesman for the HSE said: "HSE have now concluded the investigation into the incident at M&D's theme park and the report has been submitted to the Crown Office
and Procurator Fiscal Service."
The men worked in the IT department of the Crown Office
and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in Ballater Street, Glasgow, close to the city's sheriff court.
Eight men and one woman were reported to the Crown Office
after a twoyear police probe into allegations of fraudulent home loans.
But it said letters from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Crown Office
in Scotland had suggested the opportunity would not be taken up.