OPINION: Belsen Berney’s hero legacy tainted by dishonesty

Sad that a war hero’s legacy has been tainted by his dishonesty

LAST UPDATED: 18 Mar, 2016 @ 11:19

UNCOVERED: Berney's ill-gotten gains
UNCOVERED: Berney’s ill-gotten gains

IT’S impossible to imagine the horrors witnessed by Leonard Berney at Belsen concentration camp.

As the first British officer to liberate the Nazi camp, Berney was confronted by a scene from hell.

We can only guess the impact on the human mind of seeing first-hand man’s worst depravities.

But by veering into a life of financial scams Berney has sullied his outstanding war record.

A host of financial regulatory bodies, including Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission, waved red flags about crooked schemes he was linked to.

Duped victims have hit out at their losses, which helped finance the former businessman’s lavish life on The World luxury yacht.

It’s sad that a war hero’s legacy has been tainted by his dishonesty.


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