Convicted tax cheat, fraudster, bankrupt ratbag fails to front at court

Graham McCready failed to turn up to court today, blaming cancelled flights out of Wellington.

When are the courts going to stop entertaining these self represented ratbags who waste endless hours of court time?

John Banks will return to Auckland District Court tomorrow to face a private prosecution over a charge of filing a false election return.

The matter was adjourned today after the man taking the prosecution, Graham McCready, was stranded in Wellington airport after his flight was cancelled due to bad weather. 

Banks’ lawyer David Jones, QC, told the court the no-show was “hopeless and unacceptable”.

He said flights had been able to leave Wellington this morning, but Mr McCready had chosen to rebook on a flight tonight.

Graham McCready should be classified as a vexatious litigant. Laws need to be tightened up on self represented ratbags like McCready.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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