UK fugitive detained in Dominican Republic (UPDATE)

British police say a fugitive multimillionaire fraudster has been arrested in the Dominican Republic, four years after he fled charges in the U.K. Michael Brown also used the following names, Nick Clegg and Darren Patrick Nally.

Michael Brown was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail in 2008 after he was convicted of fraud. Four former clients, including an ex-chairman of Manchester United football club, had accused Brown of duping them out of about 40 million pounds ($62 million).

City of London police said Friday that Brown had been detained in the Dominican Republic and that British authorities would be seeking his return to the U.K. to serve his sentence.

Brown donated about 2.4 million pounds to fund the 2005 national election campaign of Britain's Liberal Democrats, the third ranked party's largest ever donation.




An international manhunt was launched when Nick Clegg went on the run after stealing nearly £10 billion from struggling students in the form of a "tuition fees scam".

He also posed as a highly successful political leader and claimed connections with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to steal money from millions of public service pensioners...... read more

BBC News - Michael Brown was not taking visitors at the police station jail where he's been held since his arrest last week.

The 45-year-old convicted conman is known in the Dominican Republic as Darren Patrick Nally, the name believed to be on a fraudulent passport with which he is said to have entered the country.

At a court hearing, Nally, aka Brown, was remanded in custody for 12 months to allow the allegations to be investigated and the prosecutor to decide if there is a case to answer.

The judge seemed concerned enough that he might flee the country to insist he remain behind bars.

A charge of money laundering is also being considered...... read more


The original story: Fugitive trader from the U.K hiding in Dominican Republic, Update - jailed for fraud in DR


Michael Brown a fugitive trader from the U.K. who bankrolled the Lib Dems and gave £2.4m to party before 2005 election is now hiding in the Dominican Republic under a false British identity. Michael Brown has been on the run for three years after being convicted of a multimillion pound theft...... Update - Jailed for fraud in the Dom Rep but Dominican Police didn't know he was also wanted in the U.K........



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