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Charles Green cleared of Craig Whyte links

Charles Green. Picture: SNS

Charles Green. Picture: SNS

  • by ANGUS HOWARTH
 

AN INTERNAL investigation conducted by Rangers is set to clear former Chief Executive Charles Green of having any links to former owner Craig Whyte.

The full details of the findings are due to be officially released next week, but it is not thought that the two are connected in any way.

Pinsent Mason were hired by the club to conduct an investigation along with Roy Martin QC and representatives from Deloitte, into possible compromising links between the two. However, it is thought that the report will confirm that Whyte has no connection to the holding company or Rangers assets.

The investigation, which lasted for over a month, interviewed key figures in the running of Rangers, and is believed to find in favour of Green who has refuted claims of any link to the disgraced former owner. It was suggested that Green had acted as a front for Whyte during the £5.5 million purchase last May, with the former Ibrox owner’s allegations of collusion causing consternation amongst fans and other directors of the club.

It is reportedly unclear as to the extent Green and former commercial director Imran Ahmad co-operated with the internal investigation. Green had resigned his post in the wake of the publicity surrounding the claims, with Ahmad also stepping down in the weeks following Whyte’s allegations.

Whyte and business partner Aiden Earley declined to participate in the investigation after taking legal advice.

The investigation team sifted through phone records and computer files, and collated a number of written statements ahead of the report being published.

The cost of the inquiry is expected to be a six-figure sum.

 

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