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Former Scottish Side Rangers Administrator Suing Police, Prosecutors For $11.9M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 17 / 17

A former Scottish Premiership side Rangers administrator who was arrested during the investigation into the club's affairs "is suing Scotland's Chief Constable and most senior prosecutor" for £9M ($11.9M), according to Angus Howarth of the SCOTSMAN. David Whitehouse, 51, is "seeking the s...

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