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Moulton 'mugged' in Fox scandal

Alex Scroxton

Channel investor Jon Moulton has spoken out over donations solicited from him by disgraced ex-cabinet minister Liam Fox, saying he was angry that a comparatively small sum of money had been wasted so publicly.

Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight, Moulton said he had previously donated money to Fox's office above board, which had generated "good policy documents and good policy work".

However, he added, he had been mislead over what his subsequent £35,000 donation to Pargav would be used for.

Pargav, it has since emerged, was set up mainly to fund the extravagant lifestyle of Fox's associate, Adam Werrity.

"I can definitely say that I was mugged. In fact, if you look at the dictionary, the definition of 'foxed' is 'discoloured with yellowish-brown staining', and I fear it might be reasonably appropriate," Moulton told the BBC.

City of London police are understood to be considering investigating Werrity for fraud, while a matter of weeks after his resignation, Liam Fox has already attempted to position himself for a return to front-bench politics

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