Lord Levy Arrested
IC South London.co.uk – July 12, 2006
Labour's chief fundraiser Lord Levy has been arrested in connection with Scotland Yard's so-called "cash for honours" inquiry.
The Metropolitan Police is investigating whether peerages were offered in return for financial support to parties.
The force confirmed that a man had been arrested, but would not confirm his identity.
Sources said the man held was Lord Levy.
The peer, who plays tennis with Tony Blair and is nicknamed Lord Cashpoint for his role in raising funds for Labour, is still in custody.
A police spokesman said: "Officers from the Specialist Crime Directorate requested a man to attend a London Police Station where he was arrested in connection with alleged offences under the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 and Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000."
He added: "The man is currently in custody."
A spokesman confirmed Lord Levy has remained the Prime Minister's personal Middle East envoy.
Last updated 14/07/2006