In it’s effort to help Shane Jones out,¬†Red Radio NZ¬†went with a soft piece on him this morning. ¬†It¬†is riddled with inconsistences:
The story says: “he could face the death penalty if he was returned to China”
Truth: ¬†As a permanent resident he would not have been sent packing, citizenship makes little difference.
The letter confirms that Billington QC told Jones about unresolved fraud issues
“Mr Yan faced unresolved¬†fraud claims brought by the Chinese authorities”
So there’s absolutely no doubt Jones knew about the fraud allegations and ignored them.
The story says:
“there had been no attempt to recover any¬†funds allegedly taken.”
Truth: Australian authorities¬†did repatriate money from Bill Liu¬†– he eventually agreed to settle rather than go to court.
“NZ$5 million was eventually confiscated and repatriated to China by the Aussie courts last year. “
And in the coincidence stakes; John Billington QC¬†is/was also Dover Samuels’ lawyer in this matter.
Red Radio strikes out again.