Liberal Democrat’s Biggest Donor -Fraudster Michael Brown- Arrested in Caribbean

A fraudster and Lib Dem donor who went on the run has been arrested in the Dominican Republic, police have said.

Michael Brown was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail in 2008 for stealing £36m from clients including nearly £8m from Manchester United’s ex-chairman Martin Edwards.

He posed as a bond dealer and claimed royal connections to steal the money, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Brown gave some £2.4m to the Lib Dems ahead of the 2005 general election.

City of London Police said they were “pleased” to hear he had been detained and were establishing contact with authorities in the Caribbean country, which has no extradition treaty with Britain.

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