Michelle Mone says she's done nothing after £200 PPE million probe

Tory peer Michelle Mone says she and her billionaire husband have ‘done nothing wrong’ on PPE amid probe into deals worth £200million

  • Couple are investigated by the National Crime Agency as part of a fraud probe
  • Husbands firm won a £122 million contract for 25 million surgical gowns
  • 53-year-old Baroness feels bitterly betrayed by the Conservative Party

Tory peer Michelle Mone this weekend declared that she and her billionaire husband have ‘done nothing wrong’ as they launch a fight back amid a criminal probe into PPE deals worth £200m.

Breaking two years of silence, Baroness Mone, 53, told how she feels bitterly betrayed by the Conservative Party she once supported, adding: ‘I am ashamed of being a Conservative peer given what this government has done to us.’

The lingerie tycoon, nicknamed ‘Baroness Bra’, and her businessman husband Doug Barrowman are being investigated by the National Crime Agency as part of a fraud probe into Mr Barrowman’s firm PPE Medpro.

The firm won a £122 million contract for 25 million surgical gowns and a £80.85m contract for 210 million facemasks during the pandemic. The gowns, however, were never used. The Department of Health and Social Care claims they were not fit for purpose and is suing the company in the High Court for breach of contract.

In a documentary funded by PPE Medpro that will be posted on YouTube today, the couple will accuse DHSC of ‘an abuse of power.’

The lingerie tycoon, nicknamed ‘Baroness Bra’, and her businessman husband Doug Barrowman are being investigated by the National Crime Agency as part of a fraud probe into Mr Barrowman’s firm PPE Medpro

Breaking two years of silence, Baroness Mone, 53 (Pictured), told how she feels bitterly betrayed by the Conservative Party

‘We will win because we have done nothing wrong,’ Lady Mone added.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Barrowman claims in the documentary that a ‘DHSC negotiator’ suggested in a phone call that they could make both the civil and criminal case disappear if they were prepared to pay a big enough out-of-court settlement.

The DHSC said its staff adhere to all laws and regulations, adding: ‘We do not comment on ongoing legal cases.’ The NCA said it ‘is operationally independent of government, and our investigations are intelligence-led.’

Lady Mone claims to be haunted by a raid by NCA investigators on her and Mr Barrowman’s mansion on the Isle of Man.

‘I think anyone would have a nightmare,’ she said. ‘And seeing them over my bed … It’s horrific.’

She also voiced her regret at initially denying that she had any involvement in PPE Medpro.

‘I made an error in what I said to the Press,’ she says in the film. ‘I regret not saying to the Press straight away, ‘Yes, I am involved’ and the Government knew I was involved.’

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