The greedy bastard who wanted to blackmail Fonterra to promote his own poison business has today been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison.
1080 blackmailer Jeremy Kerr will spend eight years and six months behind bars after his blackmail attempts cost businesses and the Government $37 million.
The 60-year-old had the country on high alert in 2014 after he posted two letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers threatening to contaminate baby formula milk powder with 1080 poison, unless the Government agreed to stop using it by March 2015.
It was revealed on Wednesday that Kerr’s blackmail attempts had cost Fonterra, Federated Farmers, Foodstuffs, police, the Government and other dairy companies $37 million in investigation and increased security.
The substantial loss prompted the Crown to ask Justice Geoffrey Venning to consider the top end of the maximum penalty possible – 14 years imprisonment. Read more »