Friday, 3 October 2008


Now remember when Winston got all pusy over the SFO rocking up to the Privileges Committee with some interesting evidence..

The Herald has the story on what the evidence was - Another $40k in donations that Winnie " forgot" to tell everyone about

Peters owns up to gift of $40,000
Oct 03, 2008By

Winston Peters has owned up to a cash donation - but only after his
hand was forced by the Serious Fraud Office.
A $40,000 gift from the Spencer
Trust was Mr Peters' one amendment to the Register of MPs' Pecuniary Interests
when it was released yesterday.
This was the donation the SFO uncovered and
handed over to Parliament's privileges committee last month.
It covered the
$40,000 court costs Mr Peters was ordered to pay after his unsuccessful election
petition against National's Bob Clarkson in 2005.
The SFO's evidence
contradicted the explanation Mr Peters and his lawyer Brian Henry gave to the
committee about how the $40,000 debt was paid.
Mr Henry at first told the
committee he paid the costs. Mr Peters told it he believed he paid.
Mr Henry
then clarified in writing that he paid but Mr Peters reimbursed him shortly
afterwards and Mr Peters backed up this version in a speech to Upper Hutt Grey
But Mr Peters' amendment yesterday read: "Cash donation towards
Tauranga electoral petition costs - Spencer Trust."

So isn't it time that the PM said sorry to the SFO - She should every confidence that they are doing a stirling job in rooting out corruption in our country that she and others would like to be believe is corruption free


pdm said...

Come on BB you know that Clark doesn't apologise to anyone unless it relates to incidents over 30 years ago and preferably nearly 100 years ago.

I am sure you also know she doesn't make mistakes - it will be someone elses fault.

Anonymous said...

"owned up" sounds kinda voluntary.

Isn't "confessed" more appropriate?