Austrian billionaire Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly wins £372K for wrongful imprisonment in UK

Updated: 28 May 2011
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Count Alfons ... bribery allegation

A BILLIONAIRE Austrian toff held in a British jail for six days won £372,000 compensation - then complained he was not given a COMB.
Count Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly successfully sued prison authorities for wrongful imprisonment.

Once back home, he moaned: "I wasn't given decent underwear despite having asked for it several times.

"And they didn't give me a comb. Human rights are not respected in custody in England - in contrast to Austria, where things happen in a correct way."

The 57-year-old businessman, who has a Scottish castle, shamelessly admitted he would happily have stayed FOUR WEEKS in jail if he knew how much taxpayers' cash he would get out of it.

He was in custody in London last year during a police probe into corruption in international arms deals.

The agent for BAE systems was accused of bribery to win fighter jet contracts.

Those charges were dropped but he is fighting corruption claims in Austria.

SOURCE: the sun
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