Suppression orders on the names of the four people charged over political donations have been lifted:
Former National MP, and now independent, Jami-Lee Ross, has been named today as one of the four people facing Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charges in relation to two $100,000 donations made to the National Party. . .
When news that charges were being laid broke and the National Party said no-one associated with the party was involved I immediately wondered if Ross was one of the accused.
Barry Soper named him on NewsTalkZB and Sean Plunket named him on Magic Talk but I didn’t come across any other reference to him in other media and thought that was unusual when all media had been keen to report his every accusation against National and its leader.
Then all four names were suppressed.
Now the suppression has been lifted it’s being widely reported and what an own-goal by Ross.
He was throwing mud and regardless of the outcome of the court case, he’s managed to smear himself with it.