Sponging son must pay back $300k

Murray Berghan has been ordered to repay around $300,000.
Murray Berghan has been ordered to repay around $300,000.

A SPONGING son who refused to repay a loan of over $280,000 from his elderly parents has been ordered to pay it all back.

Murray Berghan will also have to pay two years' interest, after the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of a judge who in March, found Barry and Lorraine Berghan could not prove they had legally enforceable loan agreements with their son, the Courier Mail reports.

Berghan, 45, had claimed loans from his parents between 2009 and 2013 were gifts to him and his Brisbane advertising agency business, Make Communications.

Clergyman Barry Berghan, 73, and his 72-year-old wife, who has cancer, have twice taken their son to court in a bid to get their money back.

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