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Lib Dem donor Michael Brown gets nicked

Issue No. 2285

The Liberal Democrats’ biggest ever donor has been arrested while on the run dodging a seven-year jail sentence for fraud. Michael Brown bankrolled the party’s lies with £2.4 million of stolen money.

Brown, one of Britain’s most-wanted fraudsters, handed the money to the Lib Dems in 2005 to gain an “air of respectability”—not a great tactic even then.

He was arrested this week in the Dominican Republic, where he was reportedly living a millionaire’s lifestyle.

So that’s one con man caught. Nick Clegg, however, is still at large.

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Tue 10 Jan 2012, 19:50 GMT
Issue No. 2285
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