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Billy Dodds nails Rangers on tax

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Billy Dodds, who was named by the BBC as a beneficiary of Rangers Employee Benefit Trust, wrote in today’s Sunday Herald on the subject.  He alleges Rangers paid him money, which should have been taxed as income, through an EBT.

Dodds wrote, “David Murray came to me and asked if I would receive a payment that was due to me, after tax, through the EBT trust.   And I said that I would.   It was money that was owing to me when I had six months left on my contract and I moved to Dundee United. After the tax was deducted, that money was put in the trust fund.”

What happened to the “tax… deducted” is the crucial question.  Dodds is clear.  This was money due to him through his contract of employment which should have been taxed.  The seriousness of the allegations against Rangers just cranked up a notch – and from a surprising source.

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  1. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Packie Bonner gave my sons and I a guided tour round CP, in Brady’s reign.

     

     

    Sitting on a couch in the foyer, was a big young lad.

     

     

    Packie said that he was an American boy, ver for a trial.

     

     

    His name was Brad Friedel.

     

     

    I wonder what happened to him?.

  2. Paddy Gallagher on

    Cowboys, Rangers , Whyte horses and Sheriff Officers, now who’s going for an Indian?

  3. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- SparkleGhirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    I go cold all over when I remember watching Lou Macari´s Celtic.

  4. thomthetim

     

     

    celtic “signed” freidal but couldnt get work permit so had to release him and then went back to america

     

     

    dont know what happened to him after that lol

  5. Magnificentseven on

    roy croppie on 27 May, 2012 at 19:09 said:

     

     

     

    wayne gibbons wisnae good but he was he any better than Wayne Biggins ?:))

     

     

     

    no…he was a bit of a monkey

  6. time for change on

    Macari released Shay Given as he couldn’t kick the ball far enough….replaced him with Karl Muggleton!!!!

  7. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    BSR is correct. I seem to remember ole Wayne ‘Funky’ Gibbons helping us dodge a few potential banana skins in Europe.

  8. O.G.Rafferty on

    Rieperman, 14:47

     

    Just playing catch up. What a fantastic tale (one of so many these last couple of days too)

  9. They’re dipping their toes in. Is dodds the first to say – yes it happened to me, I had one. Paul blogged a while ago about how they have poo pooed stories and then said ‘oh yes, it did happen’. is this the end game in the revelations to the loyal, salt of the earth, peepil (is it peepil or peepul) about the goings on. Individuals coming out to admit an ebt which they thought was nowt more than a gentleman’s agreement. Now they’re like a victorian syphillitic whore – not looking good and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. Out with it bears, truth is the beginning of healing, cry sob wail scream til your tearless then start again if you believe in your club

     

     

    (Loreen does it for me, phhh.)

  10. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    BSR –

     

     

    Praise indeed – from the Master no less!

  11. Paddy Gallagher on

    What about the gamblers amongst us?

     

    The punters that have lost bets in league and cup tournaments if they are stripped of their honours.

     

    Who pays out?.

  12. Fifa to Make a statement tomorrow, that if rangers proceed with legal action on Tuesday they expect the SFA to impose sanctions.

     

     

    So the rumour goes…

  13. ht –

     

     

    I’ll be there, don’t you worry. In fact, could be in bed by 9 so might be an earlier than normal report! Shandies are the sensible option. But not when you have 22….

  14. Paddy G don’t go there ,you bet on the Gers

     

    to win all their games.

     

    You want money taken off you?

  15. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    shimmies33 on 27 May, 2012 at 19:08 said:

     

    thomthetim

     

     

    celtic “signed” freidal but couldnt get work permit so had to release him and then went back to america

     

     

    dont know what happened to him after that lol

     

     

    share on F’book or Twitter

     

     

     

    *******

     

    Yea, I knew about the permit thing.

     

     

    Just as well, maybe. I couldn’t see much of a futre for the boy.

  16. Gene's a Bhoys name on

    On the sportsound programme Chico was alluding to the fact that what Scottish football would lose when they die is 40% of the fan base – and these fans would not go and support other teams – well I think the natives of Manchester and Barcelona to mention just 2 would say – bring it on Chico

  17. Paddy Gallagher on

    voguepunter on 27 May, 2012 at 19:33

     

     

    Couldn’t bet on them after the result was known, my Grandad would come back and get me :-) Might go to Ibrox for a night out when Minty opens his Casino, I will watch out for details of the opening night in his Sunday paper.

  18. Paddy ,two of the guys in pub bet on the huns

     

    when certainties,huns got beat and the guys still

     

    quite rightly get it in the neck.

     

    Any winnings from that mob you would have

     

    to give to charity, preferably ‘Little Sisters.