SFO files criminal charges over National Party donations

SFO files criminal charges over National Party donations
Jenny Ruth
The Serious Fraud Office said it has filed criminal charges against four people in relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate bank account.The defendants are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court on Feb. 25 and the SFO said it won't make any further comment until any name suppression issues have been dealt with.The charges are the result of an investigation sparked by a complaint by former National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross who accused party leader Simon Bridges of asking him to collect a $100,000 donation from busine...

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