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SBD Global/April 12, 2013/Franchises

Rangers Director Demands Answers From CEO Over Financial Links To Craig Whyte

Scottish Third Division club Rangers Dir Walter Smith "has demanded showdown talks" with CEO Charles Green after revealing that "he was kept in the dark over financial links" to former Owner Craig Whyte, according to Gary Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Smith "has refused to be drawn on his future as a non-executive Rangers director until he grills Green on the latest controversies" to engulf him. The Rangers board is "expected to meet shortly to discuss a series of concerns over Green’s recent comments, including his racist remark." However, directors "have been scattered around the globe during the Easter break and a date has yet to be set." Whyte "re-emerged last week to insist Green was his frontman all along in the takeover battle for the club." Green has "denied Whyte’s claims but admitted his relationship with him was closer than he had let on" (DAILY RECORD, 4/11). In Edinburgh, Rhiannon Williams reported police "have carried out a series of raids of properties in Scotland and England" relating to Whyte’s purchase of Rangers from David Murray. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers have carried out a number of searches at addresses in Scotland and England. These related to both domestic and business premises. This remains an ongoing investigation, and no further information can be provided" (SCOTSMAN, 4/11).
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