4 Feb 2014

Brown accused of money laundering

6:38 pm on 4 February 2014

Serial litigant Graham McCready has laid an official complaint with police accusing Auckland Mayor Len Brown of money laundering.

Graham McCready.

Graham McCready. Photo: RNZ

Two Auckland women filed the complaint on behalf of the former Wellington accountant during a meeting with police. It claims Mr Brown and staff at SkyCity were involved in a money laundering scheme.

The complaint refers to gifts from SkyCity which it says Mr Brown failed to declare during his two-year extra-marital affair with Bevan Chuang.

The Auckland District Court threw out an earlier attempt by Mr McCready to carry out a private corruption prosecution because he had not sought leave from the Attorney-General.

Mr McCready said Tuesday's complaint asks police to investigate the money laundering claims, along with the other allegations of corruption.