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Court hearing next month

Seven face charges over Rangers acquisition

Charles Green courtCharges were served yesterday on former Rangers owner Craig Whyte, ex-chief executive Charles Green and five other men linked to the club.

They include fraud, conspiracy to defraud, attempting to pervert the course of justice and being involved in organised crime. All will appear at a preliminary hearing on 16 October.

Mr Whyte and Mr Green were arrested following a police investigation into the alleged fraudulent acquisition of the club in 2012.

Mr Whyte bought Rangers from Sir David Murray in 2011 for a nominal sum of £1 but it went into administration the following year. Former Sheffield United owner Mr Green led a consortium which acquired the club’s assets.

Indictments have been served against David Whitehouse, Paul Clark and David Grier, who worked for the administrator Duff and Phelps at the time.

Others facing charges are Gary Withey, who worked for a law firm involved in the purchase of Rangers by Craig Whyte, and Imran Ahmad, a former Rangers commercial director.

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