19 Aug 2022

NZ First Foundation case: Crown appeals not guilty verdict

3:00 pm on 19 August 2022

The Crown is appealing the decision in the NZ First Foundation case which saw two men charged over the donations to the party found not guilty.

The High Court at Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

In a statement just released, Crown Law says it has filed a notice with the Court of Appeal.

The pair were on trial in the High Court in Auckland, accused by the Serious Fraud Office of obtaining nearly $750,000 by deception between 2015 and 2020.

They denied deceiving the New Zealand First Party by collecting and spending money the Crown argued should have been treated as donations - with reporting obligations.

The names of the two men are suppressed.