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Scheme of 'sham donors' set up to deceive, Crown says

Bid for royal honour possible motive for dodging political donation rules, court hears.

Yikun Zhang was awarded a royal honour in 2018.

Maria Slade Tue, 26 Jul 2022

A strategy of making donations to the National and Labour parties via a series of “sham donors” was designed to deceive the electoral authorities and the New Zealand public, the High Court has heard.

The Crown has opened its case against seven people accused of being part of a scheme to

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