Police Non-Prosecution

TVNZ reported last night that the Police considered Heather Simpson was the appropriate person to charge for ’s over-spending. They even concluded a charge would result in a conviction.

Yet they decided not to prosecute, on the grounds of lack of intent to break the law. Now this is legal incompetence of the highest level from the Police. Let me repeat Section 214B(3) of the electoral Act 1993 for readers:

Every person who directly or indirectly pays or knowingly aids or abets any person in paying for or on account of any election expenses any sum in excess of the maximum amount prescribed by this section is,

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