Field appeals – again

NZPA report:

Jailed former MP Taito Phillip Field is going to the Supreme Court in another bid to have his fraud convictions overturned.

Field filed papers in Wellington this week after the Court of Appeal last year dismissed his appeal against his conviction and sentence.

He was jailed in October 2009 after being convicted by a jury in the High Court at Auckland of 11 charges of bribery and corruption as a MP, and 15 charges of perverting the course of justice.

Field was jailed for six years, the first MP to be jailed for bribery, corruption and perverting the course of justice. He was an MP for 12 years, for Labour then as an independent.

Field obviously still believes Labour’s official line that he isn’t guilty of anything more than trying to help his constituents.

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