Pri­vate charges laid against polytech staff

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By JIM CHIPP

At Ti­tahi Bay man has ini­ti­ated pri­vate crim­i­nal charges against Whi­tireia polytech­nic and stu­dents as­so­ci­a­tion staff.

Jon Creser has lodged in­for­ma­tion in Porirua Dis­trict Court against Whi­tireia Com­mu­nity Polytech­nic chief ex­ec­u­tive Don­ald Camp­bell, for­mer Whi­tireia Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Mahia Fuimaono and as­so­ci­a­tion ac­coun­tant Dennis Savin.

They are due to ap­pear in the court on July 23 to an­swer charges of false ac­count­ing.

Mr Creser has al­leged that the as­so­ci­a­tion failed to ac­count for a $200,000-tax li­a­bil­ity in its 2010 or 2011 fi­nan­cial state­ments filed with the Char­i­ties Com­mis­sion.

Mr Creser has filed the charges on be­half of the New Zealand Pri­vate Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice Limited, which is headed by Welling­ton man Gra­ham McCready.

Mr McCready car­ried out a suc­cess­ful pri­vate pros­e­cu­tion of Hutt South MP Trevor Mal­lard for fight­ing with MP Tau Henare at Par­lia­ment in 2007.

He has also pri­vately charged ACT MP John Banks with fil­ing a false elec­toral re­turn af­ter his cam­paign for the Auck­land may­oralty in 2010.

He has also be­gun a pri­vate pros­e­cu­tion of United Fu­ture MP Peter Dunne to try to ob­tain emails he ex­changed with a Fair­fax re­porter.

Mr McCready, a re­tired ac­coun­tant, was sen­tenced to six months of home de­ten­tion in 2009 on tax fraud charges in­volv­ing $183,155.

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