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Topic # 242314 21-Oct-2018 15:14
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Is this class justice? I'm always reluctant to try to second-guess court rulings but on the surface this sure seems to me like different rules for the rich. According to the article he wasn't just importing cannabis, which I think would warrant leniency, but cocaine and meth, even if it was 'small amounts'. Also, according to the article, this is not a lost kid still trying to find his way in the world, but a 51 year-old adult. It sure smells like justice for dollars to me.

 

 





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  Reply # 2112030 21-Oct-2018 19:22
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Rich people can afford the best lawyers.





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  Reply # 2112062 21-Oct-2018 22:30
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considering he only got 12 months home detention for importing class a drugs in the first instance,the reasons why are not being reported. i would say being rich is is not part of it.





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  Reply # 2112064 21-Oct-2018 22:37
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Herald has more detail and a link to the judgement:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12145311

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  Reply # 2112135 22-Oct-2018 11:07
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gzt: Herald has more detail and a link to the judgement:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12145311

 

Indeed - particularly including a list of quantities of the drugs and the fact that he'd ordered them online for personal use.

 

I was a little outraged when I read the RNZ article.  That only stated "relatively small quantities of drugs" which is pretty meaningless ("relatively" - compared to what?), failed to mention that it was an unsophisticated foolish method of importing by "internet mail order".  And there I was imagining that he'd got sprung for sneaking some some nose candy etc into the cabin lining of his private jet when returning from a Caribbean vacation.


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