How fraudsters rake in millions from cane miller
The money paid out by the company to compensate bogus farmers was shared out by crooked lawyers and some Sony insiders who leaked vital documents and had in the past frustrated efforts to tame the runaway number of fake cases.
“We have traced some of these farmers and had them record statements showing that they were not party to the suits. These cases have been reported to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations who are now dealing with the matter,” the Sony boss said.
Advanced Forensics Limited, the private investigator hired by Sony to probe the matter established a string of fraudulent cases.
The company’s Managing Director Kimani Njuki said, “when we were hired last year, we picked a sample of 100 cases out of 7,000 cases which have been filed in court. We have analysed 50 of them and determined that fake documents and details of dead farmers had been used to files the cases.”