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The long con: New podcast on the multimillion-dollar fallout from Barry Kloogh

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The long con: New podcast on the multimillion-dollar fallout from Barry Kloogh

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Barry Kloogh splashed cash on clothes, trips and late model European cars, with money that was not his to spend.

The Dunedin-based financial adviser, groomed and then fleeced his investors of $15.9 million, a probe by the Serious Fraud office revealed.

He was jailed for eight years and 10 months, with a minimum non-parole period of five years and four months.

But the impact of his offending did not end there for London-based former Dunedin woman Sarah Ferris, who has just completed a major podcast series called Klooghless: The Long Con.

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Sarah Ferris has completed a major podcast about former financial adviser Barry Kloogh.

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Sarah Ferris has completed a major podcast about former financial adviser Barry Kloogh.

For Ferris, much like her first foray into podcasting, it was personal.

‘’It is just crazy, you wait for a bus for two hours then all of a sudden two come along at once … how the hell do two con stories happen in my family? It just doesn’t seem real.’’

That first podcast series, Conning the Con, was about her sister’s experience with a serial conman, and had been downloaded more than a million times.

Now Ferris has turned her attention to Kloogh, who swindled her parents-in-law and dozens of other victims.

Many of Kloogh’s victims had known him for decades.

Barry Kloogh stands in the dock of the Dunedin District Court for sentencing on Friday July 31, 2020.

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Barry Kloogh stands in the dock of the Dunedin District…

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