When the Scottish Law Reporter identified a dirty tricks campaign by the Crown Office and a secret briefing of what is now known to be a Scottish Sun reporter in an attempt to get Robert to plead guilty to the Breach of the Peace charge, naturally new questions were raised.
However, there may be more questions for the former Lord Advocate Angiolini and the now current Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland after details of what appear to be a dirty tricks campaign against Mr Green emerged today when a tabloid journalist admitted he was given an off the record briefing by Crown Office insiders claiming Mr Green had agreed to plead guilty at an earlier hearing in November.
The journalist reported he had attended a November hearing of the case at Stonehaven Sheriff Court on the basis he had been told by Crown Office officials Mr Green was to plead guilty to the Breach of the Peace Charge. The journalist indicated he had been assured “a deal had been worked out for the accused to plead guilty”. However, when the hearing took place in November at Stonehaven, Mr Green rejected the prosecution’s efforts to force a guilty plea which then suspiciously resulted in the withdrawal of Green’s legal team which included Francis McMenamin QC.
Robert has therefore decided to ask the question directly as you can see in his email to Frank Mulholland below.
As the spending of public money rockets out of control in what the press have now dubbed a Vendetta against Robert Green, it will be interesting to see whether any response from Mr Mulholland is obfuscated, answered honestly, or simply ignored.