Whyte and Green among 7 indicted for Rangers fraud

Seven people have been indicted on charges relating to alleged fraud in the course of a takeover of Rangers in 2012. Picture: John Devlin
Seven people have been indicted on charges relating to alleged fraud in the course of a takeover of Rangers in 2012. Picture: John Devlin
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SEVEN people – including ex-Rangers chief executive Charles Green and former club owner Craig Whyte – have been indicted over an ongoing fraud investigation into the takeover of Rangers three years ago.

The duo appeared in court earlier this month alongside former oldco administrators David Whitehouse and Paul Clark in connection with allegations of serious organised crime offences.

Imran Ahmad, the club’s former commercial director, Whitehouse, Clark, were also handed down charges from Glasgow High Court.

David Grier and Gary Withey, who appeared in court last year, were also indicted.

Green appeared in court last month on charges relating to conspiracy, fraud, serious organised crime and a breach of the Companies Act.

Whyte, Clark and Whitehouse were also charged with conspiracy and involvement in serious organised crime.

A warrant has been issued for Ahmad, who has yet to appear in a Scottish court over the offences.

The Crown Office said: “The Crown can confirm that an indictment has today been served on Craig Thomas Whyte, Gary Martyn Withey, David Henry Grier, David John Whitehouse, Paul John Clark, Charles Alexander Green and Sheik Imran Ahmad also known as Imran Ahmad.

“The indictment libels charges of fraud, conspiracy to defraud, attempt to pervert the course of justice and statutory offences under the Companies Act 2006 and the Criminal Justice and Licencing (Scotland) Act 2010.

“The case is scheduled to be heard at the High Court in Glasgow on October 16 in respect of a preliminary hearing.”