Lawyer Matthew Berlow faces £500 fine for his part in plot (Image: Daily Record)
Matthew Berlow played a key part in faking a graffiti attack at his home, then used the bogus incident to smear the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. His accomplice was a teacher who used a false identity to fake ‘antisemitic’ comments. Both men are connected to the Friends of Israel lobby group.
By Mark McGivern, reposted from the Scottish newspaper Daily Record
A top lawyer has been slammed by legal watchdogs for a bizarre plot to discredit a Palestinian pressure group.
Matthew Berlow played a key part in faking a graffiti attack at his home then used the bogus incident to smear the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
He now faces a £500 fine for his part in the conspiracy after an initial probe by the reporter of the Law Society of Scotland.
Berlow knew his associate Ed Sutherland, a teacher at Belmont Academy, Ayr, had created a fake Facebook identity under the name Stevie Harrison to infiltrate the SPSC in January last year.