What's the penalty for bribing an MP?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by EMB, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. EMB

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    from: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/news_politics_story_skin/453451?format=html

    "The chairman of the Waipareira Trust says a payment to John Tamihere of
    nearly $195,000 was partly for work the trust wanted him to achieve in
    parliament."

    So the Waipareira Trust have admitted bribing an MP - that's a lot more
    serious than the tax issues. The scope of the enquiry into this should
    be widened significantly.


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    EMB, Oct 15, 2004
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  2. In article <ckneup$d66$>, EMB <> wrote:
    >from: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/news_politics_story_skin/453451?format=html
    >
    >"The chairman of the Waipareira Trust says a payment to John Tamihere of
    >nearly $195,000 was partly for work the trust wanted him to achieve in
    >parliament."
    >
    >So the Waipareira Trust have admitted bribing an MP - that's a lot more
    >serious than the tax issues. The scope of the enquiry into this should
    >be widened significantly.
    >

    Changed followup to nz.general/nz.politics. Totally OT for nz.comp, and
    you should bloody well know better!

    Depending on what that work was, it's more likely to be classed as
    lobbying. You will probably find that the Trust wanted him to represent
    their interests. Bribery is a crime, and accepting money from an
    organisation to represent their interests is not illegal - Even if
    you're an elected representative.

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    Matthew Poole, Oct 15, 2004
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