Lib Dems Refuse To Payback £2.4million Loan From Convicted Fraudster

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  1. Rasczak

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    Michael Brown, a convicted fraudster who has been on the run to avoid a seven year jail sentence, has been caught in the Dominican Republic and is now awaiting deportation back to the UK.

    Brown was a major funder of the Lib Dems - he gave them £2.4 million to fund their 2005 election campaign - money stolen from victims of a £36 million scam. These victims remain out of pocket and, to date, the Lib Dems are refusing to pay this back:

    Michael Brown, Lib Dem's fraudster donor, facing justice at last - Telegraph

    Given Clegg's comments to 'clean up politics', how can he sqaure that with leaving victims out of pocket because it would incovienance the Lib Dems?
     
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    This is a little harsh. The Lib Dems accepted the money in good faith, unaware of the frauds carried out by Brown.

    The Lib Dems maybe should have been more cautious and questioned why Brown donated such a large amount into their coffers - but then the Lib Dems are liberal in outlook. Some might say the Lib Dems suffer from wide-eyed innocence.

    Handing the money back? Maybe they are unable to do this due to lack of funds! However, legally the Lib Dems might have to hand it back due to the money being deemed as stolen goods?

    Whatever, it's a sticky wicket and I can see some political mud-slinging looming, also some senior heads may roll.

    Poor sods...

    :facepalm:
     
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    There are plenty of Lib Dems who could pay it back for them and get them out of this hole- Clegg for one.
     
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    Get the libs dems in front of a judge plenty of evidence out there
     
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    That'll be the day - when political parties started giving back donations from convicted criminals. It would certainly ruin the Tory party!
     
  6. Rasczak

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    Anyone else notice the heading on the index page :D
     
  8. Rasczak

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    :rotfl: Should have foreseen that I suppose! Regardless - if it gets people reading it I am sure my online alas will recover.
     
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    Agreed that they accepted the money in good faith. Why should they pay it back!!
     
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    Because it is effectively stolen goods.

    If I bought a car in good faith, and it turned out to be stolen. I still have to give the car back.

    The same principle should apply here.
     
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    Ah - but this is different.

    This is a liberal political party and they are not of this world.
     

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