Labour party donor vows to defend ‘misguided’ SFO prosecution

Labour party donor vows to defend ‘misguided’ SFO prosecution
Yikun Zhang and former governor general Dame Patsy Reddy. (Photo: Supplied)
Michael Andrew
A defendant in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution relating to Labour party donations has had his interim name suppression lifted in the Auckland high court today.Businessman Yikun Zhang is one of three people also defending charges in relation to National Party party donations. The others are Shija 'Colin' Zheng and Hengjia 'Joe' Zheng.Zhang purchased five paintings from the Labour party for $60,000 in 2017. He also purchased an antique imperial robe and two other works of art at a Labour party auction for $100,000 in...

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