Stewart Regan has claimed that Campbell Ogilvie played no part in the Nimmo Smith Enquiry!
The former Ibrox director helped set up the initial Discount Option Schemes used to recruit Ronald de Boer and Tore Andre Flo before Rangers (IL) switched to an ‘EBT’ scheme created by pornographer Paul Baxendale-Walker.
For good measure BBC Scotland revealed that Ogilvie picked up a £95,000 EBT payment when he left the club, two months later he joined Hearts as a director while him and his wife continued to hold shares in Rangers (IL) in clear conflict of SFA rules.
No one was better placed to reveal what was going on at Ibrox during that period but incredibly the SFA President at the time was excused from giving evidence.
In today’s Daily Record Q and A Regan admitted: “Campbell made a very clear point of recusing himself from every single decision and discussion relating to Rangers. He stepped outside and wasn’t involved at any time.”
With a network of contacts built up from over 30 years in the game Ogilvie was in contact with almost everyone involved in the Nimmo Smith Enquiry from Sandy Bryson downwards.
As he comments more and more on matters relating to the EBT years it’s obvious that any independent or judicial review would throw up evidence that contradicts Regan’s comments.