Wife wins battle of the Nazi gold: £2.4m divorce payout after husband hid assets

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A multi-millionaire who was accused of spiriting away three Nazi-era gold bars as part of an attempt to conceal assets from his ex-wife was ordered to hand her a £2.4million divorce settlement yesterday.

Businessman Peter Brandon, 67, had claimed the ruling would leave him ‘impoverished’ because his total wealth stood at £2million, while his ex-wife Christina continues to live in the £2million marital mansion.

But the Court of Appeal yesterday backed the award made by Mr Justice Ryder in July, who found that Mr Brandon had tried to conceal additional assets worth £2million – including the gold bars – from the court, in order to keep his wife from sharing them....

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