Ex-Soccer Club Owner Charged Over Withholding Passwords

By Richard Crump (December 22, 2021, 4:56 PM GMT) -- The former owner of top-flight Scottish soccer team Rangers Football Club has been charged with failing to provide passwords for laptops and phones, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday.

Craig Whyte, 50, was charged with failing to comply with a statutory notice issued under Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, in the first prosecution by the FCA for this offense.

The Scottish businessman appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court after being arrested at the northwest English city's airport on Tuesday at the request of the FCA. He has indicated a plea of not guilty and...

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