The Banks file

September 12th, 2012 at 6:41 pm by David Farrar

Below is the file on the Banks investigation, released by the under the . What is interesting is that the donations appear to be a thank you for Banks previous offer to advocate residency on behalf of Dotcom.

The highlight is the statement by that when Banks met his wife Mona, Banks said “Your wife is the most beautiful women I have ever seen”. Dotcom comments that he was surprised by this comment. Not because his wife isn’t beautiful, but because Mrs Banks was present!

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25 Responses to “The Banks file”

  1. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    Actually the email from trevor Mallard to the police investigating correcting their incorrect use of Rt hon. for John banks is the funniest part. poor old Muddling, Meddling Mallard.

    Then of course the constant harrassment of the police by Lisa Prager and the batshit crazy Penny Bright who were upset that teh Police didn’t work to their timetable or own investigative deductive reasoning.

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  2. Jimmy Smits (246 comments) says:

    Google imaging Mona Banks right now.

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  3. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    Money for residency, sounds familiar…

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  4. Reid (16,514 comments) says:

    Listen to what Banks says on here:

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2531774/major-overhaul-of-local-body-donation-laws.asx

    I’m such a victim, who knew the law was so vewy compwicated and confusing, no-one would ever understand it anyway the way it used to be written so it’s a bloody good thing it’s been changed.

    I saw him in town today too, I wish I’d known about this bullshit, I would have said something about being a disingenuous mental.

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  5. Sofia (858 comments) says:

    Kim Dotcom – Mr Banks then said to me that it would be better to split it into two cheques for $25,000.
    I asked him why?
    He told me it was because he would not have to declare where it came from.
    I was a little offended by that explanation as I felt it implied that he did not wish to be associated with me.
    I told him that I didn’t have a problem with it being known that I had made a donation to him.
    He said to me “I want to help you Kim and I can help you more effectively if no one knows about this donation.”

    Is this not specific intent to hide any Dotcom donation as anonymous, as it was.

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  6. RF (1,407 comments) says:

    Not impressed with Banks and believe he was lucky to escape prosecution. However he is head and shoulders above that low life Mallard. What a nasty piece of shite.

    Every time I hear his Pre recorded message on my phone I feel like puking.

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  7. Anthony (796 comments) says:

    Jimmy, I think DPF needs learn about the use of commas!

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  8. Reid (16,514 comments) says:

    Is this not specific intent to hide any Dotcom donation as anonymous, as it was.

    Yes of course it is Sofia but since Banks is not like us but rather one of the political masters then it’s a great big deal to prosecute them because you see, they’re above the law. If it was one of us who’d taken a bribe donation or even a mere local body politician then no wucking forries, prosecution city, Arizona. No hold barred. State money, our money, spent like water. Fly in witnesses from overseas? No worries. Forensic scientists, accounting consultants, QC’s at 2k p.h., of course, whatever it takes.

    But Banks is a vewy vewy vewy important and special man, you see. Pwosecuting him is impossible. Imagine how many police managers would have had to sign it off before it reached the Commissioner and then imagine what he would have had to say when he fronted to the vewy vewy vewy important and special Ministers! Gasp. It’s the Minister. Cwikey.

    So much better you see to just carry on prosecuting all of us and just leave those other people completely alone, because it’s just not worth it, is it.

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  9. Sofia (858 comments) says:

    The highlight is the statement by Kim Dotcom that when Banks met his wife Mona Banks said “Your wife is the most beautiful women I have ever seen”. Dotcom comments that he was surprised by this comment. Not because his wife isn’t beautiful, but because Mrs Banks was present!

    “I can’t remember” said Banks, or words to that effect.
    :-)

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  10. noskire (842 comments) says:

    Peter Gabriel sums it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKyWKODn_4&feature=related

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  11. big bruv (13,934 comments) says:

    Nothing to see here people, move along please.

    Banksie was only guilty of trying to help people.

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  12. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    > Banksie was only guilty of trying to help people.

    By people, you mean himself.

    I’m always bemused by those on the Right complaining about beneficiaries. Here is John Banks, apparently not a poor man, with his hand out to all and sundry begging for money. It’s quite sad.

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  13. Keeping Stock (10,342 comments) says:

    Ross69 – who went cap-in-hand to SkyCity first begging for a donation? No; it wasn’t John Banks. It was actually Len Brown, the darling of the working class; those who we are told are the most affected by problem gambling.

    Oh dear.

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  14. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Two wrongs do not a right make – I think it’s time we just accept that corruption is an endemic feature of our democratic system. This I think goes beyond party politics.

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  15. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    But then I think everything goes beyond party politics . . .

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  16. cubit (356 comments) says:

    Has Mallard got any comment on the behaviour of Taito Phillip Field who also only wanted to help people by helping himself?

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  17. James Stephenson (2,191 comments) says:

    It was actually Len Brown,

    Which is probably why the Police didn’t want to get involved. Len knows exactly who his donors were too, it just that he funnelled the donations through a trust so that his deniability was more plausible than Banks’.

    I can only agree with Lee C, just because you can’t hand a traffic cop $20 with your licence when he stops you for speeding, it doesn’t mean we don’t have a corrutopn problem in this country.

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  18. flipper (4,084 comments) says:

    This is (almost) all a re-run of what has gone before.
    Boring, but….
    Mallard and the other complainants are shown to have personal ulterior motives, substantially removed from their public positions.
    The six month “statute of limitations” issue is as plain as a pikestaff and those idiots simply ignored it to “get their names in lights”.

    Time to move on, as Comrade Clark & Simpson would say.

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  19. Mark (1,488 comments) says:

    I find it curious that Mallard has become the focus of what is essentially a rort pulled by Banks who then lied about it. As odious as Mallard is he is irrelevant to this issue. If Banks had any balls at all he would resign from Cabinet to save Key the embarrassment of sacking him.

    The highlight is not Banks comments about Dotcoms wife although it does give some insight into his character. It is the deception that is fairly clearly orchestrated by Banks and then lied about when confronted about it.

    Interesting issue for Key. If he sacked Banks from Cabinet it is unlikely that Banks would vote with the left so what does he lose. ACT as a party is history so keeping it on life support is hardly a priority. Somewhat of a conundrum all round.

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  20. shoreboy57 (140 comments) says:

    Delighted that not reading what you sign is now acceptable defence. Lots of opportunity here

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  21. Paulus (2,633 comments) says:

    Boring Obfuscation.

    Keeps the media (Herald now down to 6/10 after today’s read – had a very 10/10 start at the beginning of the week) but now run out of ideas so old old anything to print.

    Though they were learning but no !

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  22. alex (304 comments) says:

    “I want to help you Kim but I can help you more effectively if the donations are secret” or something to that effect. I think that is more of a highlight.

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  23. Dean Papa (784 comments) says:

    Banksie does seem to demonstrate a lack of self awareness with his actions and comments. He probably has some form of personality disorder.

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  24. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Yes his comments about DotCom’s wife were a tad ‘aspergers’.

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  25. benwallace13 (1 comment) says:

    Maybe Banks should go..? Think so..? Sign the petition here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/John_Banks_Must_Go_1/

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