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Note that in two or more countries Whyte "had no fondness for the people". Must have failed to reach his loft ethical standards, eh?

 

Note also France...Chateau Green perchance? or Chateau Murray....

 

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FRAUD suspect Craig Whyte spent time in the Balkans this year as prosecutors built a case against him.

 

Whyte has moved from country to country since his involvement with Rangers ended in disaster.

 

We can reveal the list of countries where he spent time since then ranges from Europe to the Far East and central America.

 

Whyte was arrested after arriving in the UK on Friday from Mexico where he had been detained.

 

He had flown into the central American country from Japan en route to Costa Rica where he formerly lived and where one of his three children was born.

 

We can also reveal his Swedish girlfriend – with whom Whyte is reported to have had a relationship since splitting from wife Kim – has not seen or heard from him for almost two years.

 

A source told the Sunday Mail: “In the last couple of years Craig Whyte is believed to have been in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, France and Japan.

 

“There may be others. He has connections with central America going back over a decade when he stayed there after getting married in Florida.

 

“He didn’t really like it in Costa Rica. There were connections with Panama and Mexico as well. But he just didn’t like that part of the world and had no fondness for the people.

 

“He’s not been in Monaco since his dealings with Rangers made the headlines. The authorities in Monte Carlo don’t care for negative publicity.

 

“This year alone he has been in Albania, Croatia and Montenegro, moving from country to country, and has also popped up in France.”

 

Whyte was detained by Mexican authorities on Thursday after flying in from Japan where a passport check flagged up the warrant out against him.

 

It’s believed Whyte travelled alone for much of the past two years after Swede Izabella Andersson confirmed that their relationship had ended.

 

Izabella, who has links with Monaco and London, told us last week: “I haven’t seen or heard from Craig Whyte since January 2013.”

 

Whyte bought Castle Grant, near Grantown-on-Spey, for £800,000 in 2006 with a 110 per cent mortgage but it was repossessed in April after he failed to pay the £7000-a-month fees.

 

He took control of Rangers in May 2011 but they went into administration the following February.

 

He was released on bail after a court appearance on Friday over his allegedly fraudulent takeover of the Ibrox club.

 

Whyte, 43, was granted bail by Glasgow Sheriff Andrew Normand after a 45-minute hearing held in private. He is due in court again next week.

 

He is accused of funding his Ibrox takeover by selling off season tickets and pretending to then owner Sir David Murray the cash was his own. He’s also accused of failing to pay VAT and National Insurance which led to Rangers going into administration.

 

Four other men have already appeared in court charged with fraudulent activity following the investigation into the sale of Rangers.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/albania-panama-reveal-travels-craig-4721957

 

A second arrest warrant was issued for Whyte earlier this month after he failed to attend a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in a separate case.

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I must be missing something, the abject nonsense of the statement perhaps.

 

"He is accused of funding his Ibrox takeover by selling off season tickets and pretending to then owner Sir David Murray the cash was his own". Perhaps one of the main reasons it is unlikely a trial will take place, Murray.

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I must be missing something, the abject nonsense of the statement perhaps.

 

"He is accused of funding his Ibrox takeover by selling off season tickets and pretending to then owner Sir David Murray the cash was his own". Perhaps one of the main reasons it is unlikely a trial will take place, Murray.

As far as I am aware you cannot legally buy a business, using the funds of that self same business, which Whyte in effect done by mortgaging the season tickets. What I don't understand is how Ticketus are also not in the dock. The deal was also struck before Whyte even the legal owner of the club, so how could they lend to him in mortgaging season tickets that he in effect did not legally own at that point. Also, as a competent lender, they also must have known that the transaction was illegal.

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