Money from sale of fraudulently obtained house to be returned to Iwi

The High Court in Wellington has ordered the forfeiture of a $1.5million Plimmerton house purchased with funds fraudulently obtained from the Tenths Trust by Lorraine Skiffington and Sir Ngatata Love.

In June 2016 Love was convicted of obtaining by deception and sentenced to two and half years imprisonment. His offending related to diverting $1.5million from a property development for his and Ms Skiffington’s own personal gain, causing financial loss to the Tenths Trust. The charges against Ms Skiffington were stayed due to illness and she has since died.

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