Thursday, August 2, 2012
Lawyers - above the law? Looks like it!
We knew it would finally come to light. It seems the corrupt old boy lawyers in New Zealand are dying off at too great of pace for the new crop to replace them. In the past, Attorney General Chris Finlayson has spoken publicly about his difficulty in finding lawyers in New Zealand willing to take judicial appointments.
The queen maker need not worry.
It was reported yesterday that a recent law graduate was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by fronting a shill to take a paternity test for her 2-year old in order to have the true father's name removed from the birth certificate.
Crown prosecutor Claire Robertson said imprisonment was usually warranted for such a crime, but did not seek it in this case because it might impede the woman becoming a lawyer - and maybe a judge some day. See this link for more evidence of the Clown prosecutors perverting the course of justice for their mates!
The lawyer-to-be was given permanent name suppression by the court. New Zealand Law Society general manager regulatory Mary Ollivier was reported as saying a criminal conviction would not stop someone becoming a registered lawyer. And because of the name suppression order, no one would know.
Judge David Wilson stated he could "understand" the woman's motivation but not excuse the "lengths" she went to.
A Family Court judge had picked up the discrepancy and reported the woman to police. The lawyer then asked DNA Diagnostics to destroy the samples she had falsified after another District Court Judge ordered new samples be taken and tested.
In an affidavit to the court, the woman claimed to live in fear of the biological father.
The father, who also has name suppression, said he was disappointed with the sentence of three months community service considering the extensive deception of the court by his former partner. He's not the only one!
- Source: Kiwisfirst.com