- Douglas Walker
- 15 Dec 2019, 21:59
Leaked documents show a firm run by fraudster Joseph Meli offered up to £49million to cover the club’s “big tax case” bill
In return they’d cash in on sales of Gers season tickets.
Whyte, 48, hoped the deal, drawn up in November 2011, would help him attract fresh investment to Ibrox.
The proposal said Meli’s company would provide “cash up front to meet the HMRC pay plan”
But a contract wasn’t signed as a separate tax demand led to Rangers entering administration three months later.
Last year Meli, 45, was caged for 6½ years in New York for duping investors with claims he made huge profits from selling tickets to concerts and shows.