The man who really nailed Labour’s reputation as the party of corruption is to stand trial.
Remember, this guy would be still in that party had he not suggested that he’d still say in parliament regardless.
After four weeks of evidence and 50 witnesses at a depositions hearing, District Court Judge Charles Blackie ruled a prima facie case had been established against the Mangere MP and referred him to the High Court.
Field is facing 40 charges, including 15 of bribery and corruption and 25 he attempted to obstruct or pervert the course of justice.
The charges were laid after Field allegedly accepted work on seven of his properties by Thai nationals in return for immigration assistance between November 2002 and October 2005.
The charges of perverting or obstructing the course of justice were laid after he was alleged to have made false statements, encouraged others to make false statements and created false documents during subsequent inquiries into the corruption allegations by Noel Ingram, QC, and by police.