Photo: The deal has divided traditional owners of the mine site. (ABC News) Adani is accused of discreetly paying thousands of dollars to recruit people to vote on a crucial mining deal with traditional owners, including Aboriginal people with no link to its Queensland mine site. A Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) representative said he was paid $2,000 by Adani to boost numbers at the meeting, where he said many who were "not part of my mob" voted on the compensation deal. Another W&J woman said her family of eight voted against the deal but the official vote recorded just one person against and 294 people in favour. The claims are made in sworn statements filed in the Federal Court, ahead of a trial in March to decide whether the meeting legitimately endorsed the Adani deal, which has bitterly divided the W&J. Adani and its supporters in the W&J greeted the overwhelming vote as a ringing endorsement of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) but opponents who boycotted the meeting say it is invalid. Patrick Malone, a W&J representative who supports the deal, rejected the claims about the meeting as "nonsense". The W&J's 12-person native title representative group is split down the middle on the mine deal, which was revived last year after traditional owners rejected Adani twice before. Photo: Security guards were allegedly told not let in Adrian Burragubba (second from right). (ABC News: Patrick Williams) Craig Dallen, a fellow representative who has withdrawn his support for Adani, said the meeting on the deal drew about 300 people, or "twice the size of any previous meeting of the claim group". "I was paid approximately $2,000 by Adani to get people to the meeting. The more people I brought the more I was paid," he said in an affidavit. Mr Dallen said "several other" representatives told him Adani also paid them to recruit people. He said on top of this Adani paid him and others "generously" to show up, including $400 for him and $250 for each of his children for travel expenses. Video: Drone vision of the proposed location for Adani's Carmichael mine (ABC News) Mr Dallen named members of at least eight other Aboriginal nations who were counted as W&J