Nicola Sturgeon is soliciting for donations from SNP supporters despite her husband being charged with the embezzlement of party funds.

The former first minister, who remains under police investigation as part of the probe into SNP finances, is appearing as a guest speaker at “adoption nights” for nationalist politicians.

The events are fundraisers for SNP general election candidates who have been “adopted” by a constituency, with supporters paying £10 each to hear Ms Sturgeon speak at local venues.

The former first minister has already appeared as the headline attraction at a fundraiser for Gavin Newlands, the SNP’s candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North.

She is also being advertised as appearing at adoption nights for Stewart McDonald, the Glasgow South candidate, at a bowling club and for Lesley Backhouse, the Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy candidate, at a theatre in Fife later this month.

She will take part in the fundraisers despite Peter Murrell, the former SNP chief executive who she married in 2010, being charged with embezzlement of party funds in April.

The home the couple share on the Glasgow outskirts was raided by police 12 months earlier, with Ms Sturgeon arrested in June last year.

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