As for their “reputable” company BAK – it was a sham.

There is no evidence of it ever trading.

It didn’t even legally exist.

In the three years from 1987 to 1990 ‘BAK’ gave two different addresses, both low rent offices in Baden, and used four different names.

Only the last of these was formally incorporated under Swiss law: ‘BAK Group Marianne-Briner & Partner’.

And the partnership was registered on the 13th February, 1990 – the day that Dr Robert Ouko was murdered.

Before that Briner-Mattern was claiming $150,000 for alleged losses incurred over the Molasses project. After that date the claim increased to just under $6 million.