Prison reformer wanted defaming debtor jailed

Top criminal defence QC Peter Williams told the Auckland High Court he was “sick to death” of being called the head of the mafia in New Zealand, in control of the judiciary and being “outrageously” libeled.

A long time prison reformadvocate, Mr Williams stopped short of having his tormentor jailed.

A man claiming to be a member of England’s “real” royal family - previously ordered to pay $140,000 defamation damages to Mr Williams – had his continued “foul and vile libels” – which he repeated in court last Friday – suppressed by Justice Raynor Asher.


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