Saturday, 7 January 2012

Fugitive Lib Dem Arrested - But They'll Keep His Money

"The fraudster only gave us this much"

Multi-millionaire fraudster and Liberal Democrat donor Michael Brown has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after going on the run, police said. Brown was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail after being convicted of fraud at Southwark Crown Court in 2008.

He donated about £2.4 million to the Lib Dems ahead of the 2005 general election - its largest donation to date. He secretly used investors' money to fund the record donation to the Lib Dems' 2005 election war chest.

However, the Lib Dems have always refused to give the money back.

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