Trustee who embezzled £358k might have to repay more than £1.5m

Ian Brash, 67, pleaded guilty to stealing the money from the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust, and court papers reveal that prosecutors want him to pay back more than four times that amount

Fa’side: reports say Brash is trying to sell this to raise funds
Fa’side: reports say Brash is trying to sell this to raise funds

Prosecutors have demanded that the trustee of a medical charity repay more than £1.5m after being convicted of stealing money, according to reports.

Ian Brash, 67, had previously pleaded guilty to stealing more than £358,000 from the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust between August 2010 and September 2014.

He appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday and has had his sentencing deferred to next month.

But in court papers it is reported that prosecutors have requested that Brash repay more than £1.5m.

It is reported he is trying to sell a 15th century castle called Fa’side to raise funds to repay the money he took.

According to the Scottish charity register, the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust is 2,699 days overdue with its accounts.

The charity provides grants for students who are studying for degrees in medicine.

The charity was registered on 1 January 1999 and its last registered income was £991 in the year to 5 April 2010.

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