Not one cent Amy, not one cent

David Bain is continuing on with his spurious claim for compensation…aided of course by his pal Joe Karam.

David Bain’s bid for compensation has moved a step forward with the Justice Minister confirming Cabinet will resume consideration of his claim.

Mr Bain’s legal team last month held confidential discussions with Justice Minister Amy Adams over his compensation bid.

Ms Adams today confirmed judicial review proceedings had been discontinued following an agreement between the two parties.

“With the matter resolved, Cabinet can now resume its consideration of Mr Bain’s claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment,” Ms Adams said.

Cabinet agreed in February 2013, at Mr Bain’s request, that consideration of his application for compensation would be put on hold, pending determination of the judicial review proceedings he filed.

Those judicial review proceedings have been discontinued by Mr Bain, Ms Adams said.

“This discontinuance does not resolve Mr Bain’s underlying compensation claim, just the separate judicial review process. I plan to discuss next steps with my Cabinet colleagues over the coming weeks,” she said.

“While the details of the agreement are confidential, I can confirm that there was no contribution made towards Mr Bain’s compensation claim as part of this discontinuance.”

Ms Adams said there would be a further announcement regarding the consideration of the application in due course.

Joe Karam who is one to sue people for saying things about him should watch his p’s and q’s defaming Judith Collins with his statement to media.

An independent report into his case by retired Canadian judge Justice Ian Binnie ruled Mr Bain was innocent “on the balance of probabilities”, and ordered him to be paid compensation for spending more than a decade in prison.

However, this was questioned by then Justice Minister Judith Collins. She ordered a review of the report by former High Court Judge Robert Fisher, who concluded it “would be unsafe to act upon the Binnie report”.

In January 2013, Mr Bain filed for a judicial review of Ms Collins’ decision.

Long-time Bain supporter Joe Karam said the judicial review was dropped after Ms Collins was replaced.

“The whole purpose of the judicial review was to stop Collins from carrying on with her secret process,” he said today.

“When she was forced to come into the open in December 2012, it became very apparent that David Bain’s compensation claim was effectively being scuttled by her. And when so when she effectively got the sack for other reasons, there wasn’t much benefit in carrying on with the proceedings.”

What a scurrilous smear. Joe Karam should shut up, he has done more than enough harm to the justice system with his crusade and retrospective smearing of dead people.

Amy Adams and cabinet should recommend no compensation be paid. Bain was not wrongly imprisoned…he was found guilty in a court of law…he subsequently appealed and won a re-trial in strange circumstances and was then found not guilty after refusing to give evidence in the second trial. That doesn’t mean he was wrongly convicted in the first place.

Why is it that David Bain refuses to give interviews and speak about the case and why is it only the voice of Joe Karam that is heard?

Bain should get nothing. Joe Karam has had more than enough to drink from the public trough in this case.


– NZ Herald

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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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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