British adventurer convicted of fraud

British adventurer convicted of fraud

World July 20, 2017 14:54

london - A British ex-military who received a benefit because he claimed to be able to walk only short distances by injuring an injury proved to be a remarkable adventurous lifestyle. Mark Lloyd climbed the highest mountain in Africa, won a triathlon and went skiing. The judge has now condemned him for fraud, British media reported Thursday.

Lloyd left the army in 2011 after he was injured in Afghanistan. He asked the state a few years later for financial support because of his bad health. The former military claimed in 2014 that he could walk no more than fifty meters without having to restore a day in bed. It gave him thousands of pounds.

Lloyd, 33, has participated in boat racing in Malta and climbed the Kilimanjaro. He even got the nickname 'Action Man Mark'. His lawyer said that, through his military training, Lloyd was able to ignore the pain, but the judge wiped that defense away from the table. The former soldier would have lied to put as much money in his pocket as possible. The penalty will be determined later.

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