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Warrant issued for Lib Dem donor

Michael Brown (Paul Grover/ Rex Features)
Michael Brown pictured in December 2007: (Pic Paul Grover/ Rex Features)

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a wealthy businessman whose company donated more than 2 million to the Liberal Democrats.

Michael Brown, 42, is due to stand trial in September accused of a number of fraud and money laundering offences.

But Judge Geoffrey Rivlin at Southwark Crown Court issued an arrest warrant after he breached his bail conditions.

A City of London Police spokesman said: "Efforts are being made to contact him."

A further hearing on the case has been scheduled for 11 August.

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