Former Rangers director Donald Findlay to defend Craig Whyte Cowdenbeath chairman takes on Whyte's case


Disgraced former Rangers owner Craig Whyte will be defended in court by former Rangers director Donald Findlay QC, over allegations of fraud involving the purchase of the Ibrox club.

Whyte attended a preliminary hearing at the high court in Glasgow this morning, accompanied by Findlay, who is currently chairman of League Two side Cowdenbeath.

Findlay, was vice-chairman of Rangers until 1999 when he quit the Ibrox side after he was caught on video singing sectarian songs at a Rangers supporters party.

Whyte bought the club in May 2011 for a £1 from Sir David Murray before putting the club into administration in February 2012, the Ibrox side were subsequently refused a CVA and liquidated in October 2012.

The Motherwell-born businessman, who was reported by media as a billionaire at the time of his purchase, was in the dock along with six other men including former chief executive Charles Green and Imran Ahmad – but all charges were dropped against the other defendants and Whyte now stands alone.


Speaking to the court this morning, Findlay, said: “I have accepted instructions to ensure this case gets on the rails and stays there. I don’t know what Mr Whyte is charged with. That is the difficulty. My main desire is to know what the man is to be charged with. As we go forward I would really like to know what the charges are.”

As yet the Crown Prosecution Service has failed to state what they are actually charging Whyte with, despite declaring their intention to revise charges against the former Rangers owner.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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