Full force of law needed for citizenship scam
ACT Leader Richard Prebble supports the action of
Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere in referring a Maori
citizenship scam to the police.
Mr Prebble said he hoped
the police were prepared to prosecute. If not, doubts could
be raised over whether New Zealand really had one law for
"If, as reported, over a thousand people
have been signed up at $1,000 it should also be referred
to the Commerce Commission and Serious Fraud Office," Mr
"If the charges are proved, the full
force of the law should fall upon the
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