The Herald reports:
Two men facing forgery charges following a bid to influence the Super City election allegedly ignored a court order to not speak with each other.
Daljit Singh and an associate, who has name suppression, appeared in Manukau District Court yesterday after being arrested for allegedly breaching bail.
The pair were granted bail on October 5 but one of the conditions was that they were forbidden from speaking to each other. The two men were again granted bail yesterday.
When there was an inquiry into Taito Philp Field, he went around everyone telling them what to say – additional offences he got convicted on.
The purpose of the Court telling defendants not to speak to each other is often to stop then conspiring on a story, so history seems to be repeating itself.