NZ First Foundation complaint passed on to SFO

By Paul McBeth | Mon, 10 Feb 2020


An already-stretched Serious Fraud Office will have to decide whether New Zealand First breached electoral law with its use of an external foundation to solicit funds.  The Electoral Commission today said it’s formed the view that the New Zealand First Foundation received donations that should’ve been treated as donations to the New Zealand First Party. The commission referred the matter to the police, which in turn, handed the file over to the SFO.  “In the commission’s view, the donations were not properly transmitted to the party and n...