“I’ts been a heinous 14 months,” says Karyn Churcher, whose husband was cheated out of money on his deathbed by Barry Klough. Video / Craig Baxter
Barry Kloogh’s wife has spoken publicly about her husband’s theft for the first time, saying she had been “destroyed” by his offending.
Kloogh is serving a prison term for stealing millions of dollars from dozens of clients through a Ponzi scheme.
His wife Svetlana Spectra, an artist, is about to open a gallery in Mosgiel.
A post advertising her venture on social media attracted an angry reaction from readers, many of whom raised the subject of her husband’s criminal activity.
Spectra said it was correct that her husband had stolen millions.
“When this happened the news almost killed me,” she posted.
“I lost everything, like many of those people.
“I lost my dreams, money, family, my husband.”
She said because of her husband’s name she had been unable to…