5 Dec 2011

Accused woman's name suppressed

12:06 pm on 5 December 2011

The name of a Wellington woman charged with exploiting illegal workers is suppressed until after a verdict in the case is reached next year.

The woman, aged 44, appeared in the Wellington District Court on Monday on 12 charges.

She is also accused of providing false information to an immigration officer, and aiding and abetting two people to breach their visitors' permit.

Judge Andrew Becroft allowed suppression of her name, occupation, address and identifying details until after next year's trial.

Lawyer Bruce Squire QC said she intended to plead not guilty.

The accused was remanded on bail till 19 January.