- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - A consortium led by South Africa-based businessman Dave King seized power at Rangers on Friday, winning a vote by shareholders in the latest boardroom battle at the fallen Scottish giant.

King, a former Rangers director, was backed by more than 85 percent of the club’s shareholders in a 12-minute general meeting. Two of King’s allies, Paul Murray and John Milligan, were also appointed to the board.

King will not take up his position until he has satisfied the Scottish Football Association that he is a fit and proper person to run a club. He admitted to 41 breaches of South African tax laws in 2013.

Rangers, a record 54-time league champion in Scotland, was demoted to the country’s bottom tier in 2012 because of financial mismanagement. The Glasgow club is now playing in the second tier.

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