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E17 24 May 2019 News

E17 24 May 2019 News

This week Stephen Henare appeared in the High Court on five charges of stealing from Parengarenga 3G (the charges were ‘theft by person in special relationship’, as he was a trustee). He was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.  Parengarenga 3G Trust manages a 512ha forestry block of Māori land in Te Taitokerau.  Mr Henare’s sister, Margaret Dixon, had already pleaded guilty to stealing with him, with funds taken in 2012-2013 being circa $1.1 million – leaving the Trust with only $150 in its bank account, not enough to manage its forestry operations, thereby causing even more losses.  Mr Henare started the week with a not-guilty plea; but by Thursday had changed his plea to guilty.   He was subsequently convicted by Justice Matthew Muir and will be sentenced later this year.

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