The Herald reports:
Alex Swney stole more than $4 million because he felt he was being underpaid for his work to improve Auckland, a court has heard.
Well that’s okay then.
The 57-year-old former Heart of the City boss was jailed for five years seven months in Auckland District Court this morning after pleading guilty to charges laid by the Inland Revenue and Serious Fraud Office covering “sophisticated” offending over more than a decade.
That is quite a decent sentence. Good.
Question remain about how he got away with it for so long. One can never be fraud-proof, but the Auckland Council and HOTC Board need to take a strong look at what systems were in place.