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A composite graphic of Liam Kavanagh with a Rolex, a jet and Thurrock flats
31.07.23 Local Power

The Sunshine Millionaire: How one man took £130m from British taxpayers

He spent an Essex council’s money on a lifestyle few can dream of – and left the people who live there to pick up the bill

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