David Mackintosh—who was MP for Northampton South from 2015 until 2017—has been cleared of accepting hidden donations from a property developer.
A former Conservative MP and a property developer have been cleared of cooking up a plan to disguise £39,000 worth of donations to a political election fund.
David Mackintosh, 44, who represented Northampton South between 2015 and 2017, was acquitted on Tuesday of withholding information about the source of the £39,000, which was donated to his election fund in 2014.
The jury at Warwick Crown Court also found businessman Howard Grossman, 61, not guilty of using third parties to conceal the source of nine separate donations to the Northampton South Conservative Association in 2014.
Jurors deliberated for five days before clearing both men, by majority verdicts, of two charges of withholding information from the treasurer of a registered party between April and May 2014 and June and September 2014.
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