POLICE investigate Winston Peters and NZ First - read it on STUFF
Police have confirmed they will investigate allegations swirling around donations to NZ First and whether they should have been declared.
Following a complaint from ACT leader Rodney Hide, Police National Headquarters confirmed this afternoon police would investigate whether any offences had been committed under electoral laws requiring donations over $10,000 to be declared.
The investigation comes as NZ First faces trouble on numerous fronts – including a Serious Fraud Office investigation into donations to the previously unknown Spencer Trust and an inquiry by Parliament's privileges committee inquiry into what leader Winston Peters knew about a $100,000 donation from billionaire expat Owen Glenn.
The Monaco-based billionaire arrived in New Zealand this morning ahead of a showdown tomorrow with Mr Peters in front of the privileges committee.
Mr Glenn said little after his Air New Zealand flight from London.
"I am making a statement before the committee on Tuesday," he told Fairfax Media at Auckland airport.
Asked if he was planning to talk with Mr Peters before hand, he said: "I don't plan to."
Had to happen - now we have
the SFO investigation
The Privileges Committee inquiry
The Police inquiry.
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