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.