Sir David Murray complains to Crown Office over release of personal tax information

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  By Martin Kelly
 
Lawyers acting on behalf of Sir David Murray have lodged a complaint with the Crown Office after the former Rangers owner’s personal details were publicly revealed.
 
In a statement, Professor Watson of Levy & McRae said: “Sir David regards such information as private and confidential and the publication of such information as unlawful.

“He has asked that this matter is investigated and that anyone found guilty of breaching the law is the subject of prosecution.”

The complaint to the Crown Office follows demands this weekend by Sir David for an investigation into the suspected leaking of confidential information to an award winning BBC documentary and to a number of websites.
 
Last year a BBC Scotland documentary ‘Rangers – The Men Who Sold the Jerseys’ revealed that the former Rangers’ Chairman had been paid over £6 million using the controversial EBT system.  The programme also broadcast payments made to other senior members of Rangers staff and players.

Last week, a tribunal found by a majority of two to one that the old club had broken no regulations with its use of EBTs.

The ruling meant that oldco Rangers were not liable for tax to HMRC who had claimed it was owed millions by the Ibrox club.