Dunfermline face fine and possible embargo as SFA issues charge
Dunfermline have been charged by the Scottish Football Association for entering administration this month.
Last Updated: 23/04/13 11:43am
The First Division club have already been docked 15 points by the Scottish Football League, and the most likely SFA punishment for a breach of Rule 14 is a fine.
Other options open to the governing body include a transfer embargo of the kind issued to Rangers when they went into administration last year.
And the latest guidelines even allow for suspension of the club's SFA membership, although such a severe sanction is thought to be highly unlikely.
Dunfermline's administrator Bryan Jackson said this week he is attempting to put together a Company Voluntary Arrangement - an agreement between the club and its creditors - before the end of the season.
Among those creditors are Hamilton, still owed money from gate receipts for a Scottish Cup tie this season.
Dunfermline have been told they cannot enter next term's competition unless that debt is settled before the new season begins.