Rangers takeover arrests: Four to face court

Four men connected to the acquisition of Rangers in 2011 are facing court on Monday. Picture: Getty

Four men connected to the acquisition of Rangers in 2011 are facing court on Monday. Picture: Getty

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FOUR men are due in court on Monday following an investigation into the sale of Rangers Football Club in 2011.

Police Scotland detained the men on Friday as part of a joint operation with officers in England.

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It is alleged that David Whitehouse, Paul Clark and David Grier, who all work for former Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps and lawyer Gary Withey, who was Rangers’ company secretary after the takeover, were involved in a fraudulent scheme to acquire the club.

One of the men is also accused of breaching the Companies Act, while three allegedly attempted to pervert the course of justice.

They are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

A police statement on Friday read: “Following a Police Scotland operation, four men have been arrested and are presently detained in police custody in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2011.

“Around 6am, officers from Police Scotland, assisted by officers from Thames Valley, Cheshire Police and Surrey Police attended at a number of addresses in England and detained four men. They have now been arrested and are currently detained in police custody.”

An arrest warrant was issued on Friday for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte, 43, in connection with the investigation.

Mr Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 but the club went into administration in February the following year.

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