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Truth finally told after six-year ordeal

Brett Donaldson was labelled a fraudster but after six years he has won his fight with the Serious Fraud Office, which has been banned from prosecuting him again, reports Phil Taylor.

Brett Donaldson is grateful and angry. "I'm pissed off with the SFO but grateful that justice is alive and kicking. I had to fight to get there but eventually the system worked."

He is sick of courts but made one more application this month - to lift his name suppression so he could tell the story of how he lost his shirt to fraud and ended up being charged as a co-conspirator.

Donaldson, 53, wants those who looked at him sideways after he was charged in 2011 to know what happened.

His association with Mark Whelan - jailed for four years and four months - left Donaldson bankrupt and with an uphill struggle to overturn his own convictions. He voluntarily did two interviews with the SFO, but told the Weekend Herald he believes the agency had already made up its mind.

The SFO was too aggressive under the directorship of Adam Feeley after the Global Financial Crisis, Donaldson believes. "They were over-zealous.

It wasn't in their agenda to believe me."

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