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Cyber pest’s campaign against former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini
A MAN who claims he worked with CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden was found guilty yesterday of harassing Scotland’s former top prosecutor.
Published: Thu, February 27, 2014
The former Lord Advocate said she was subjected to internet claims that she was responsible for covering up the existence of a paedophile ring in Aberdeen.
Dame Elish was regional procurator fiscal for Grampian, Highlands and Islands before becoming the first woman to head the Crown Office.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle found Rustige guilty.
The court heard e-mails were sent to Oxford, Aberdeen and Strathclyde universities, claiming that Dame Elish was a “Satanic woman”.
During his evidence, Rustige, a former mechanical engineer, blamed everyone from his wife, his son – also Timothy – to members of a group called Prisoners of Conscience for writing the material. He said the organisation’s HQ for the north of England was based in his flat in Altrincham, Cheshire.
He claimed to have joined the group after leaving the armed forces in the Philippines where he once lived.
Asked what the organisation did, Rustige replied: “We did work with the Palestinians, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange.”
Rustige said he returned to the UK and his family was involved in running a branch of the organisation from their flat and another property across the hall.
We did work with the Palestinians, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange
This involved letting the group use a communal desktop computer in Rustige’s flat.
But Rustige said he was too busy trying to stop hacker Gary McKinnon’s extradition to the US to be involved with the Dame Elish campaign.
He said when police arrived to search his flat in March 2012 the rest of the group “shot” across the hallway. He claimed he had never written offensive blog posts or letters.
When fiscal depute Christopher Macintosh pointed out similarities in writing styles between bank correspondence and the offensive material, such as the phrase “to wit”, Rustige turned on his wife, Ren.
He said: “It’s not a term I’d use. It must have been Ren that wrote that.”
Mr Macintosh said: “You’ve pointed the finger at your son, your wife, anyone to get yourself out of trouble.”
The emails claimed Dame Elish had been aware of the paedophile ring in her role as Lord Advocate and had covered its existence up.
Sentence was deferred for reports until next month.