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Former MP awarded libel compensation

Former MP awarded libel compensation

A major media group has awarded compensation to an ex-Labour MP on the grounds of libel, it has emerged today (June 28th).

Adam Ingram - who served as the parliamentary representative for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow prior to the 2010 general election - took legal action against the Sunday Times over an article published last November.

Within this piece, it was alleged that Mr Ingram had bribed Saif Gaddafi - the son of deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi - to make sure a company he served as a non-executive director with would receive contracts in Libya.

It was claimed the MP had made a secret payment of £100,000 to Mr Gadaffi to this end, but in a case heard at the High Court in London, Mr Ingram insisted this was wholly untrue.

However, it was subsequently proved that he had no say in the decision-making process at the business and the Sunday Times has been ordered to grant him damages and an apology.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas

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