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Money Laundering Complaint Welcomed

“As the weeks go by, the entirely justified furore surrounding Len Brown’s mayoralty continues,” says Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry. “I welcome the police complaint filed Wednesday by activist Penny Bright against the mayor for alleged money laundering, following findings in an independent EY report that Brown received $32,000 in undeclared free hotel room upgrades from Sky City.”

Affordable Auckland is organising the Len Brown Stand Down march which will be held on Saturday February 22, starting at noon from Britomart’s QE2 Square en route to Airedale Street via Queen Street. Berry says, “At the rate public momentum continues to build against Brown, I wouldn’t be surprised if he resigns before the march can be held!”

“The EY report has proven conclusively that a corrupt crook now heads Auckland Council, yet legal process seems as yet powerless to act. Legal actions by Penny Bright and Graham McCready give further cause to hope that Brown can be knocked off his perch and both individuals deserve to be well commended for their actions.”

In the meantime, Mr. Berry promises Affordable Auckland will also be applying as much pressure as possible in the lead-up to the Len Brown Stand Down march in 16 days. Berry will continue publicising Brown’s crimes over the coming fortnight and a billsticker campaign advertising the protest will commence in the Auckland CBD areathis Sunday.

“Whatever your political views and whatever your reason for wanting Len Brown gone, it is crucial you attend on February 22nd to make your views known. The greater the numbers, the more likely it becomes that Brown’s thick skin will eventually crack.”

The Len Brown Stand Down Facebook page can be found at Len Brown Stand Down – Protest March.

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