Craig Whyte pleads not guilty to Rangers acquisition charges

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has pleaded not guilty to charges over his acquisition of the club.

Craig Whyte is facing a charge of fraud. Picture: John Devlin

The 45-year-old faces two charges relating to the 2011 purchase, one of fraud and another under the Companies Act.

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Defence counsel Allan Macleod entered pleas of not guilty to both allegations on Whyte’s behalf during a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Whyte was not present in court on Thursday.

Another pre-trial hearing in the case has been set for February next year.