Ujima defendants plead not guilty
Three men accused in relation to a £3.5 million fraud against Ujima Housing Association denied the charges in court yesterday.
The housing association’s former chief executive Kenneth Keith Karl Kerr, 55 of Twyford, and Gregory Simon Causer, 40 of Chalfont St Peter, and Alan Boswell, 52 of Worthing, all pleaded not guilty to all charges at Southwark Crown Court.
They were accused of theft, fraud, conspiracy to defraud and making false instrument. The charges included stealing £350,000 from Ujima Maintenance Services and making representations to London & Quadrant – which took over Ujima Housing Association – that they knew could be untrue.
The case will be heard on 23 January 2012 at Southwark Crown Court and is expected to last for eight weeks.