Yesterday the NZ Herald played catch up on Kim Dotcom and there was reasonably good article mostly by Jared Savage with some turd polishing from The Gurnard.
There was one bit that didn’t ring true given what I know about what goes on at the Dotcom Mansion on a day to day basis.
Creditors spoken to by the¬†Herald¬†have pointed to apparent recent indulgences by Dotcom as raising frustration with bills for work at the mansion still unpaid.
West City Electrical’s Neil Stratful said he was among many creditors who had not been paid.
Court documents show that amount was $52,027 as of February, 2012.
“Kim has said once this is all dealt with he is wanting to pay every cent to everyone he owes money to. I think morally he wants to put everyone right.”
Dotcom’s lawyers put a letter from Mr Stratful before the court in 2012, when seeking funds to be released, in which the electrician said he owed money to suppliers for materials used during work at the mansion.
“We now find ourselves in a very uncomfortable situation with creditors to me sending me final demand letters asking for payment.”
Mr Stratful said yesterday: “He doesn’t want to be shareholder of a company that doesn’t pay its bills. He doesn’t want to fold and let it fall over.”
I thought the bold sentence was incongruent with his claims to be a disgruntled creditor. Most people who are owed money do not use the first name of the ratbag who owes them money then produce nice statements about morals when you are talking about scum who haven’t paid you.
So I did a bit of digging. ¬† Read more »