Friend admits writer fraud

A ‘trusted friend’ of Sir Samuel Brittan has admitted defrauding the famous author out of £117,000 – from the comfort of her bed. Michelle Braithwaite (corr), 46, admitted transferring cash from the writer’s bank accounts without his consent. Braithwaite also used Sir Samuel’s American Express credit card to pay for goods and services. Sir Samuel, who was knighted in 1993, is the brother of former Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan, who died aged 75 in 2015. He was diagnosed with…

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