Friday, October 28, 2005

Wi Huata loses bid for home detention

By Jon Stokes

Convicted fraudster Wi Huata has begun a two-year sentence after being denied home detention.

However, 44-year-old Huata, husband of former Act MP Donna Awatere Huata, who is also behind bars after being convicted of fraud, could soon be out on bail after instructing his lawyer to appeal his conviction.

Last month the pair were found guilty of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Government-funded Pipi Foundation, which Awatere Huata set up in 1999 to help under-privileged Maori children in literacy and social skills.

Ha...justice is served and the bully-boy gets his dish...cold.

Wi Huata loses bid for home detention - 24 Oct 2005 - National News