Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Businessman accused of ‘arrogance’

July 5, 2018 | By More
Businessman accused of ‘arrogance’

A South Island businessman has been accused of arrogance in his dealings with the Financial Markets Authority and sentenced to community detention and community work for two breaches.

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ jailed for latest bashing

July 4, 2018 | By More
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ jailed for latest bashing

A man’s “Jekyll and Hyde” violence towards women has brought a four-year seven-month jail term after a three-hour assault left his latest victim with 73 bruises and a broken rib.

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Ponzi schemer’s repayment offer ‘ridiculous’

July 3, 2018 | By More
Ponzi schemer’s repayment offer ‘ridiculous’

A $8.3 million Ponzi schemer’s offer to pay reparation to his hundreds of victims – when he gets a chance – has been rejected with scepticism from the Crown and the judge.

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Suppression granted to Woodend murder accused

July 2, 2018 | By More
Suppression granted to Woodend murder accused

Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old man charged with the murder of a man whose body was found on a Woodend property at the weekend.

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Prosecution’s actions examined at Operation Rhino hearing

June 29, 2018 | By More
Prosecution’s actions examined at Operation Rhino hearing

Disclosure of details of a sentencing indication given to a man who would become a key Crown witness is at the centre of a civil action against the prosecution in the 2006 and 2007 Operation Rhino trials in Christchurch.

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Businessman on tax charges can be named

June 28, 2018 | By More
Businessman on tax charges can be named

Suppression has lapsed on the name of Christchurch businessman Hayden George Jones who has admitted tax offences totalling $402,441.

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High security and gang signs at bashing sentencing

June 28, 2018 | By More
High security and gang signs at bashing sentencing

Security in court was tight for the sentencing of five Neighbourhood Crips gang members for an exercise yard bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Judge’s kindness misfired with violent offender

June 27, 2018 | By More
Judge’s kindness misfired with violent offender

Offenders seeking compassion can expect a tougher time from one Christchurch judge after his kindness to Huikoma Mitchell went wildly wrong.

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Teen in custody for dairy robbery, supermarket raid

June 27, 2018 | By More
Teen in custody for dairy robbery, supermarket raid

A Woolston teenager is in custody charged with the robbery of a North New Brighton dairy and an attempted raid on a supermarket.

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Gang will argue to keep ‘colours’

June 27, 2018 | By More
Gang will argue to keep ‘colours’

The Crown wants gang members convicted of organised criminal group charges to forfeit $22,352 cash and their Rebels MC patched vests.

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