Rangers administrators cleared
On 14 February 2012, David Whitehouse and Paul Clark were appointed as joint administrators of Rangers Football Club.
For reasons that were never made clear to the administrators, the Crown decided to bring criminal charges against them in late 2014. On Friday 14 November 2014, both Mr Whitehouse and Mr Clark were arrested, held in a police station for the weekend, and taken to court. This process was repeated in September 2015. From the outset, both Mr Whitehouse and Mr Clark have emphatically denied all allegations of criminal conduct against them. With the assistance of their lawyers, they have consistently argued that the Crown’s charges against them were entirely without foundation.
At a hearing in February 2016, the Crown finally accepted the defence position in relation to the majority of the charges brought against the administrators. The remaining two charges were then dismissed by the court. Since then, the defence has repeatedly asked the Crown to confirm that the case against David Whitehouse and Paul Clark is at an end.
That has at last been confirmed.
This brings the proceedings against David Whitehouse and Paul Clark to an end. They are no longer the subject of any investigations or allegations.
David Whitehouse and Paul Clark are relieved at the outcome. They are grateful to their families, friends, colleagues and legal teams for their support during a very difficult period. They will now be considering what further steps might be open to them to address the damage caused to their reputations and careers by a prosecution which should never have been brought.