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Three charged over acquisition of Rangers

By PA Scotland Reporters

Published 03/09/2015

Members of the media fall to the ground amid a scrum as former Rangers chief executive Charles Green leaves Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday
Members of the media fall to the ground amid a scrum as former Rangers chief executive Charles Green leaves Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex-chief executive Charles Green have been charged with serious organised crime offences in relation to the acquisition of the club in 2012.

The pair were met by chaotic scenes as a group of Rangers fans heckled the men as they left Glasgow Sheriff Court separately yesterday.

Motherwell-born Mr Whyte (44) has been charged under Section 28 of the Criminal Justice Licensing Act 2010 which covers serious organised crime offences. He also faced a charge of conspiracy.

Mr Green (62) has been dealt the same charges as well as fraud and an offence under Section 190 of the Companies Act 2006.

The pair were joined in the court by David Whitehouse, who was the club's co-administrator in 2012. He has been charged with conspiracy and serious organised crime offences.

All three men made no plea or declaration and were granted bail.

Mr Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 but by the summer of 2012 Green had taken charge at the Ibrox club.

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