Tuesday November 13, 2018


Thursday, 26 July 2018 16:11

Internet blogger Dermot Nottingham was sentenced today in the Auckland District Court. Blogger dodges prison over court suppression breaches, harassment campaigns

A blogger described as "malicious and nasty" has narrowly avoided prison after breaching suppression orders in a prominent Auckland court case and leading a prolonged campaign of criminal harassment against five people, including a former MP. Dermot Gregory Nottingham was sentenced to 12 months' home detention and 100 hours' community work today in the Auckland District Court, after what Judge Jonathan Down described as a blatant and contemptuous breach of court orders and an arrogant view of right and wrong. A jury found Nottingham guilty of five criminal harassment charges and two breaches of court suppression orders following a trial,…
Friday, 25 May 2018 13:55

ACC had sought more than $80,000 in reparations from Hoy. It will get $10,000. Roller derby mum who ripped off ACC by $82,000 ordered to pay $10,000 back

A woman who lied to ACC in order to collect $82,000 has been ordered to pay $10,000 back. Hastings woman Kellie Louisa Mary Hoy, 34, lodged a claim with the Accident Compensation Corporation after injuring both her knees while playing roller derby on October 5, 2014.   Over the next two years she falsely claimed ACC payments on the basis she was caring for three children, when the children were actually living in another part of the country.
Friday, 15 April 2016 08:19

Marlborough widow to repay $373,000 after lying to ACC

A Marlborough widow has 40 days to pay back $373,000 after lying to ACC about her new partner. The woman illegally claimed benefits for close to a decade, saying she was not in a de facto relationship, despite living with her new boyfriend, building a house and having a child with him. The woman, who cannot be named, was eligible for survivor's grants and weekly compensation from ACC after her husband died in an accident in the late 1980s.
Monday, 22 February 2016 12:41

Tauranga business couple jailed after $400,000 fraud

A Tauranga business couple found guilty of defrauding ACC of hundreds of thousands of dollars have been jailed. Grant and Lorraine Brennan were sentenced in Tauranga District Court today after being found guilty of 88 charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage after their seven-week judge-alone trial. Mr Brennan was sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison while his wife was ordered to serve two years and five months behind bars.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 19:47

Tauranga business couple guilty of major ACC fraud

A Tauranga businessman and his wife have been found guilty of fleecing ACC of tens of thousands of dollars. Grant and Lorraine Brennan, directors of Brennan Racing Ltd, appeared in the Tauranga District Court this morning to hear the verdict following their seven-week judge alone trial. The couple had denied 88 charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage and maintained they had a honest belief they were entitled to the payments.
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 15:27

ACC killer Johnny Manu denied parole again

A man serving a life sentence after stabbing an ACC worker to death has again been denied parole. Psychiatric patient Johnny Manu murdered 33-year-old ACC worker Janet Pike at her Henderson office in June 1999 after a dispute over a $350 payment. He was turned away twice by Pike, before returning with a knife and stabbing her through the chest when they were alone in the waiting room.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:12

ACC claimant used chemical to burn his feet says judge

A worker at a food processing plant deliberately poured chemicals into his own boots, a judge has ruled. The man's ACC payments were halted after a ruling found the "only plausible" way the worker could have received serious chemical burns to his feet was if it was self-inflicted. The man was a machine operator at the plant in 2012 when he suffered the burns, caused by 'Glissen', a commercial cleaning agent containing high levels of sodium hydroxide.
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