Labour candidate Singh found guilty

December 12th, 2013 at 5:50 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

A Party candidate in the first Super City elections has been found guilty of two counts of using forged documents but has been acquitted on the remaining 18 allegations he faced.

has been on trial in the High Court at Auckland on 20 charges of using forged documents to increase his chances of winning a seat on his local board.

The jury of 11 returned their verdicts this afternoon after deliberating for nearly five days.

This was an orchestrated attempt to fraudulently win a local election by an official Labour candidate.

And worse for Labour, even after he was charged with fraud, Labour candidates and MPs had him at their campaign launches. Whale has a photo of him with no less than then Labour Leader Phil Goff in February 2011 – some time after he had been arrested and charged.

You can’t be responsible for what a rogue candidate might do, before you are aware of it. But if after he has been charged, you are having him at campaign launches, and attending fundraisers – then you can be held responsible.

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24 Responses to “Labour candidate Singh found guilty”

  1. ross69 (3,645 comments) says:

    But if after he has been charged, you are having him at campaign launches, and attending fundraisers

    Logically then, John Banks won’t be seen within cooee of any Government Minister. You have to admit that would make a great Tui ad.

    [DPF: Banks was stood down as a Minister when charged. And there is a galaxy of difference between not disclosing donation, and forging hundreds of votes]

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  2. ross69 (3,645 comments) says:

    But no, Banks continues to prop up this Government. How weird.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1312/S00082/key-govt-propped-up-by-disgraced-john-banks.htm

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  3. ross69 (3,645 comments) says:

    The PM says Banks is a “thoroughly honest guy”, so it’s OK for Banks to prop up the government. By that logic, there was nothing wrong with Singh being at Labour’s campaign launch.

    http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8765604/sharks-swarming-as-banks-heads-to-trial

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  4. kowtow (6,734 comments) says:

    Another dubious first for multiculturalism in Aotearoa,formerly New Zealand.

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  5. thedavincimode (6,133 comments) says:

    ross69

    Getting a bit frantic there. Not the result you were hoping for?

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  6. Simon (613 comments) says:

    The initial uncovered fraud is usually the tip of the ice berg.

    Singh is an immigration consultant & JP. Everything he touched should be reviewed including his own immigration application and immigration work he has undertaken for probably 100s of people.

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  7. RRM (8,997 comments) says:

    Ross69: John Banks is the standard of integrity you measure Labour candidates against?

    Wow. :neutral:

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  8. thedavincimode (6,133 comments) says:

    RRM

    No, I think Philip Field and a the passage of legislation in order to legitimise the theft of public money by them are the relevant standards.

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  9. Jack5 (4,231 comments) says:

    Singh is an immigration consultant?

    The whole immigration industry in NZ looks suspicious. The danger for all of is that shady foreigners like Singh may end New Zealanders’ historic right of entry to Australia because Aussies will regard NZ as a corrupt back door to Australia.

    Labour with Singh and perhaps with Yong Min Yan, and National with Pansy Wong, her husband and her travel perks, have both been burned by their immigrant links as they seek votes among NZ’s new Asian population.

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  10. thedavincimode (6,133 comments) says:

    Simon

    You are onto it.

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  11. Jack5 (4,231 comments) says:

    Singh also appears to be a marriage celebrant and a JP!

    Surely he gets kicked off the JP list now.

    For corrupting our electoral system he should surely be deported. If he has gained NZ residency or citizenship, it should be revoked.

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  12. nasska (9,559 comments) says:

    It would be nice, for once, to see scammers such as this receive a long custodial sentence which might make others think twice before undermining our electoral system.

    They will be sentenced in February….I dare say the bus tickets are being moistened now.

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  13. bringbackdemocracy (350 comments) says:

    LABOUR=CORRUPTION

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  14. stigie (648 comments) says:

    Ross69 Twat!

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  15. Alan (922 comments) says:

    You can’t bash Phil Goff for having a photo after he was charged, but not extend the same logic to Key.

    You must either have a presumption of innocence pre-trial for both or neither

    Anything else is hypocrisy

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  16. MH (558 comments) says:

    Ii’m fairly sure he is good at sign language as well.

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  17. WineOh (432 comments) says:

    Astonishing that he was only convicted on 2 charges. Surely if you accept he was guilty of 2, the circumstantial evidence would be strongly pointing towards his guilt on the others. A shame the sentencing isn’t a bit later to add some more popcorn to the election race.

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  18. rightoverlabour (61 comments) says:

    Ross69..Please keep coming back here to ably demonstrate the level of stupidity one has to have to be a labour supporter. Intelligent thinkers who generally vote for common sense government have to be reminded of the types that vote for the alternative, be they communist, racist, xenophobic, dishonest or plain stupid. Choose the group you feel most at home with…

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  19. NK (919 comments) says:

    Forging votes. Leaking confidential MFAT documents. Stealing wine at Xmas functions. Philip Field.

    What haven’t Labour done?

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  20. burt (7,096 comments) says:

    NK

    What Labour haven’t done is be honest that their ideology is a crock of shit and they have never owned the recessions their social engineering policies create.

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  21. Paulus (2,304 comments) says:

    Singh will get a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket – fined $1,000 –

    Banks will get hung.

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  22. Ross Miller (1,624 comments) says:

    I suspect that, in addition to any penalty the Court might impose, Singh’s appointment as a JP will be terminated. He may also earn himself a special page on the Electoral Roll as a person barred from voting in the future as did the Labour (non) MP, Rex Borman, who forfeited his Wairarapa seat to be won by Wyatt Creech.

    I say that as a serving JP.

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  23. Bogusnews (425 comments) says:

    I was talking to a labour supporter a short time ago. Whenever I mentioned the corrupt, incompetent tenure of the last labour govt her sincere answer was “but that’s all in the past.”

    Unfortunately, labour is again showing they haven’t learned. The Taito Field case should have taught them a lesson, but no. We must do all we can to prevent this corrupt opposition from ever getting their hands on the levers of power. I couldn’t stand a repeat of their last effort.

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  24. mwood1935 (6 comments) says:

    David – The photo you have linked to is from the campaign launch for the Botany by-election campaign, attended by a number of Sikh gentlemen. None of them are Daljit Singh.

    You should be careful about re-gurgitating the slopped together shite that masquerades as information on the site in question. The error was in fact pointed out at the time but never properly corrected. I would ask that you do.

    Michael Wood.

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