5 Sep 2018

Waitangi Trust fraudster was thought of as 'least corruptible'

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 5 September 2018

The man who hired the Waitangi Trust's financial manager had known the fraudster for 14 years and thought he was least corruptable person you could ever meet. Greg McManus is the chief executive of the Trust that runs the Treaty grounds. He's still getting over being ripped off by Wallace Te Ahuru who stole $1.2 million to fund a lifestyle that included gambling, cosmetic surgery and adult entertainment. Greg McManus told RNZ Northland reporter Lois Williams it's a relief Te Ahuru has pleaded guilty to fraud.