SFO ignores Winston’s Rantings

National Business Review

Winston Peters, under the protection of parliamentary privilege ranted and raved about a corporate mugging and essentially defamed and maligned several business men. The Serious Fraud Office thinks he is off his rocker:

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says it won’t pursue complaints about the receivership of transtasman baker Yarrows.

SFO boss Adam Feeley says teh[sic] decision was made after a thorough assessment of the allegations and advice from Crown lawers[sic].

“We are satisfied that the information provided does not disclose evidence of serious or complex fraud, and that there are civil remedies for the complainant to pursue if appropriate,” Mr Feeley says.

However, as with any complaint, the SFO won’t rule out reconsidering the investigation if new and relevant information comes to light.

Last week Mr Feeley told the NBR the agency was assessing the complaint amid fresh claims about a “conspiracy” that forced the founding new Zealand [sic] arm of Yarrows into receivership.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, speaking under parliamentary privilege, last week claimed Westpac Bank conspired with Yarrows directors and insolvency firm BDO to wrest control from owner Paul Yarrow, leading to the receivership.

Once again Winston Peters has hurled around unfounded accusations. He isn’t brave enough to repeat them outside of parliament.

PS Georgina, dear, you work for a newspaper that has editors and sub0editors…get them to check your work more thoroughly next time will you.


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