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Devere Group - Devere & Partners Spencer Lodge Sued
Elton John's charity sues director of "˜world's largest' IFA over unpaid charity auction bid.
Spencer (I'm a man of my word, not) Lodge, regional director at de Vere Group is being sued by The Elton John Aids Foundation for failing to honour a Â£700,000 bid made at a charity auction, according to media reports.
Lodge, who is based in Dubai, signed a contract promising to pay the money to the foundation, according to reports in the Mirror Newspaper, but is yet to pay up more than a year after the event took place.
Lodge made the bid, for a day out with John and his husband David Furnish, at the charity's White Tie and Tiara Ball in June 2010. Another bidder had already offered Â£650,000 for the prize, before Lodge made his higher bid.
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