Rangers player Mohsni fined for using mobile phone while driving
Bilel Mohsni, who was driving an uninsured car, claimed he was in Scotland for a catering course.
Rangers player Bilel Mohsni has been fined more than £400 after he was caught driving with no insurance and while on his phone.
The 27-year-old defender was stopped by police on Saracen Street, in Glasgow's Possilpark area, in October 2013 after officers noticed he was speaking on his mobile.
When police did a background check it was found that he had no insurance to drive the car.
French-born Mohsni pled guilty on Monday at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace Court to driving without insurance and while on his mobile phone. He was fined a total of £405 with 28 days to pay, and handed six penalty points.
A plea of not guilty to a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice, by pretending to police that he did not live in the UK and was visiting the country for a catering course, was accepted by prosecutors.
Mohsni was not present when the case called at the court but was represented by defence lawyer Martin Black.
The car he was caught while carrying out the offences was owned by Kilmarnock Football Club.
Mr Black said that Mohsni had borrowed the car from Kilmarnock player Ismael Bouzid, who was on trial with Rangers this summer. He added that his client thought he was covered to drive the car.
Mr Black said: "It was nothing nefarious, it was simply an administrative oversight."
Mohsni has played for French teams CO Les Ulis, Mende, US Saint-Georges and Sainte-Genevieve Sports. He signed a two-year-deal with Rangers in July last year after a four week trial with the club.
Last month he was sent off during a match against Derby County for headbutting striker Chris Martin and subsequently given a two match ban from the SFA for the first two competitive fixtures of the season.