Individual defrauds Sony out of almost a million dollars.
In a new twist, an ex-employee of Sony stole about 750,000 from the company with help from a friend. Xavier Gusman worked for Sony at the time. He checked the copyrights to make sure they were correct before Sony paid for them. That was probably where he thought about the idea, along with his pal, Daniel Lachacha. Mr. Lachacha pretended to own the copyright to many songs from the 1930s to the 1950s. These songs were music no one really knew and with Mr. Gusman agreeing that this was legit, Sony paid. It looks easy if a couple guys like this can steal almost a million dollars from a huge corporation, but fraud is fraud. Sony will surely want to recover their funds which will be pretty hard for Mr. Lachacha and Mr. Gusman to pay off.