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Green cards, cannabis and a strip club: JCB heir in US legal battle

Exclusive: Civil case puts business dealings of Jo Bamford under spotlight as well as alleged family tensions

Industrial scion with big money in green energy

The heir to the JCB digger empire, whose father Lord Bamford is one of Boris Johnson’s biggest financial backers, is locked in a legal battle with a former close friend that has shed fresh light on alleged tensions inside one of the UK’s most powerful industrial families.

The case has also raised questions over the conduct of Jo Bamford, a 43-year-old self-styled “green entrepreneur” who is a director at a key JCB holding company and has now set himself up as an investor in bus manufacturing and hydrogen.

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