Private Prosecution Against National Party Leader, John Key

A private prosecution has been filed in the Auckland District Court over John Key ’s failure to disclose a financial interest in Trans-Rail. Asserts Penny Bright: “Because neither the Police nor the Serious Fraud Office have decided to investigate my complaint against John Key, I have taken a private prosecution myself.”

Ms Bright alleges that she has “just cause to suspect, and
do(es) suspect, that John Philip Key, Member of Parliament for
Helensville, dishonestly and without claim of right, attempted to use
documents with intent to obtain pecuniary advantage, being an
indictable offence under section 228 (b) of the Crimes Act 1961,
‘Dishonestly taking or using document’, the liability for
imprisonment being a term not exceeding 7 years.”

What I heard John Key Say

In February 2003 I heard John Key say "After 18 years in the international currency, bond and derivative markets, I hung up my banking boots for New Zealand politics."

And I heard him say, "I always had a long-term view of going into politics, so I suppose I was always careful…I mean, I got offered all these rinky dink tax deals, but I always paid my taxes."

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