Alex Swney is a piece of work.
He should really put an ‘i’ in the middle of his surname.
Auckland businessman Alex Swney has admitted a new charge, taking his total amount obtained through fraud to more than $4 million.
The 57-year-old former Heart of the City boss appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon on a new representative charge laid by the Serious Fraud Office today.
Court documents show he dishonestly used false invoices to obtain $2,527,005 from the company between February 2004 and October 2014.
The charge carries a maximum prison term of seven years.
Swney is set to be sentenced on IRD-laid charges next week and a judge previously told him jail was the inevitable outcome.
His lawyer Murray Gibson acknowledged that in court today and asked that his client be sentenced on both matters on the same date.
In January, the former mayoral candidate pleaded guilty to four representative charges covering 12 years of offending and $1,757,147 of unpaid taxes.