The media is now belatedly starting to realise that Bill Liu is seriously dodgy, that his stories don’t stack up and neither do the excuses of Shane Jones.
Although most media continue to repeat the mistakes of the officials, in underestimating the size of the alleged fraud in China…
The extensive documents at Investigate show that the amounts concerned were far from a few million dollars:
“Yan was charged for accounting frauds and fund embezzlement of public company, the amount was said to be RMB 720 million or 1.08 billion (between NZ$167 million and NZ$257 million).”
Here are today’s stories:
Jared Savage seems to be getting a handle on the stench of this case:
The public servant who handled the citizenship application of a millionaire Chinese businessman with multiple identities was told by his boss to “stop asking questions”, a transcript of court evidence shows.
What sort of pressure was applied to make senior government officials issue orders to stop questioning…that is corruption.
Mr Gambo wanted to make further inquiries with immigration authorities in Australia.
“I had a phone call that I was told not to ask any more questions because there was a lot of political pressure to send the file to Wellington.
“I was told to just process the file, send it to Wellington, don’t worry about asking any more questions.
“I have been working there for seven years and that was the first time I have had my boss phone me about an application.”
Asked who called him, Mr Gambo named the general manager of citizenship, Geoff May.
I’m not sure we even have a statutory body that is able to look into the breadth and depth of these sorts of allegation of corrupt behaviour. Each department has limited purview…the SFO looks at fraud only, the Auditor-General has no oversight of criminal activity, the Police have no oversight of political activity…it really is becoming a bugger’s muddle.
Jared Savage also provides a useful catalogue of the actions, activities and personnel involved in this murky affair.
Andrea Vance and Dana Levy carry claims of signs of torture on Bill Liu…which ironically was contained in a letter to Shane Jones from John Billington, who is also the lawyer for Dover Samuels.
It is really starting to stretch the realms of belief that there was no connection between Shane Jones, Bill Liu, Dover Samuels, and Shane Te Pou and his brother who worked in Shane jones office. The conflicts of interest are glaring and obvious even if Shane Jones cannot see them.