Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Taito Phillip Field Jailed for 6 years

It is sad to hear that former MP Phillip Field will go to prison for six years for bribery and corruption, particularly so as it must be a further blow to his Samoan community with the devastation in his homeland at this time. What is perhaps sadder was the poor judgement shown by his colleagues in the Labour Party at the time he was being investigated and those in his community who seemed to regard his prosecution as some sort of racist vendetta.

The sentence seems stiff but I'm sure the perversion of justice charges he was found guilty of pushed it up from the few years that might have been expected.

It is time to move on and I hope those in the community who criticised his prosecution will see that justice has been done and appreciate that corruption of this nature must be rooted out.

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