Senior State Advocate Phuti Matebane, Captain Lucky Thabethe, and Daniel Lessing in the box at Johannesburg Magistrates Court on corruption charges PHOTO NEWS24

When Daniel Lessing decided to steal millions from his company, he did not care that they would open a criminal complaint against him.

As soon as he realised he might face jail time, Lessing quickly hatched a plan to bribe his way out of trouble.

Apart from bags of cash, he bribed a Captain in the police and a Senior State Advocate, with a weekend hunting trip, which led to the corrupt pair driving home with a car laden with fresh bush meat, for their respective freezers.

Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, Lessing again failed to factor in that O’Sullivan Brosnan & Associates, would unpack his crimes and bring him to book.

The audacity of Lessing, the dirty police officer and prosecutor left a trail of prima facie evidence, which has resulted in all three of them facing the music.