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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 19 – Corporate offending

33.This section provides that where an organisation such as a company or partnership commits an offence under section 18 (an abstraction-related offence) and the commission of the offence is attributable to a responsible official within the organisation such as a director or partner (or a person purporting to act in such a capacity), that official may be prosecuted for the offence in addition to the organisation itself.

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