Eslin Meyer appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville. Meyer was convicted on charges of theft for embezzling funds from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).
Meyer (64) is the most recent addition to the list of lawyers who are suspected of embezzling claims to the value of R6 million from the Road Accident fund (RAF).
According to SAPS, he was initially arrested in 2014, but had prior to his arrest been ordered by the High Court in Western Cape to be removed from the roll of attorneys on 15 February 2010.
SAPS reported that Meyer was a self-employed admitted attorney, practising under Eslin Meyer Attorneys in Mitchell’s Plain and Strand in Cape Town. His spree of fraud began in 2005 and seems to have ended in 2010, in which time he represented several clients on RAF claims.
It has been revealed that he retained the complete proceeds of payments, as per The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crimes Investigation.
In some instances he furnished false payment remittances and paid only a portion of the funds to his clients.
In November 2013, approximately 61 claims had been submitted to the Fidelity Fund, and complaints were lodged with the Law Society with regards to funds paid into Meyer’s Trust account. It is alleged that Meyer stole the money and as a result, a case of theft was opened against him.
He has been convicted last week and sentencing is scheduled for 26 February 2021.