Judge Philippa Cunningham is the same judge who let off “The Comedian” sex offender after she said he made people laugh.
Now another of her decisions is being appealed…the case of Korotangi Paki.
Crown Law is appealing the discharge without conviction handed down to the son of Maori King Tuheitia Paki earlier this month.
Korotangi Paki, 19, was let off charges of burglary, theft and drink driving by Judge Philippa Cunningham after his defence counsel successfully argued a conviction would ruin his chances of succeeding to the throne.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges, which related to two separate incidents dating from March this year and October 2013.
In a statement, media advisor for Crown Law Jan Fulstow said an appeal had been made.
“Crown Law does a very careful and thorough review of cases such as this before a decision is made. Â Read more »