A Brit accused of helping to run a £60million Mafia-style timeshare con was "sold down the river" after risking his life as a secret agent, his legal team claims.
Spanish police say Paul Blanchard was the financial advisor for a scam led by Mohamed Derbah - once the enforcer for gangster John "Goldfinger" Palmer.
But he insists he was helping a Spanish secret service probe on Derbah.
Blanchard, 73, is fighting extradition and celebrity barrister George Hepburne Scott said: "Mr Blanchard has been sold down the river by the Spanish authorities.
"He gave information at considerable personal risk."
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