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No ‘first strike’ for ‘white collar’ criminal – corrupt former ACC property manager!

15 March 2011

(My comment underneath)

Corrupt former ACC property manager gets home detention

A former ACC national property manager who admitted taking a bribe has been sentenced to 11 months home detention following SFO corruption charges.

Malcolm David Mason, 50, was sentenced today to 11 months home detention in relation to two Crimes Act and one Secret Commissions Act charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Mr Mason had previously admitted corruptly receiving a payment of $160,000 from a property developer in return for using his position at the ACC to ensure the involvement of a developer known to him in the construction and leasing of a new ACC branch office.

Mr Mason also admitted corruptly receiving a gift to the value of $9,000, in the form of a business class trip to the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, from a real estate agent in return for involving him in securing a long-term lease for another ACC building.

In addition to receiving the payment and the gift, Mr Mason also admitted passing a confidential document listing all Government Departmental Security Officers to an associate involved in the business of installing security systems.

Comments and questions


What a joke , when are the courts in this land going to get hard ?

Anonymous | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 12:38pm

Another drongo judge, consumed by his conceit of “knowing what sentence is best “reflective of the wider community’s sentiment”

It was corruption. A $160,000’s worth, you idiot!

Fleischer | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 12:46pm

What a soft touch, This guy is a MongrelDog and should be put in the doghouse. | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 12:48pm

No wonder corruptions in NZ still happen….

No Time | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 12:59pm

What about the other parties involved in this deceit? Will they be held to account for their part?

Anonymous | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 1:09pm

Hotchin from Nathens Finance only got 12 months home detention for misplacing $167 million

This boy pockets $160k and gets 12 months .


Anonymous | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 1:53pm

This guy wasn’t alone. Where are the others in this sordid mess. Leaves a cloud of suspicion over many players in the Wellington property scene.

g d | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 2:47pm

Is this Malcolm Davis Mason’s ‘first strike’?


ACT’/National’s ‘three strikes and out’ legislation doesn’t apply to ‘white collar’ criminals.


Whose interests are being protected here?

Penny Bright
Effective Public Watchdog.
Investigative activist who asks the HARD questions.


Penny Bright | Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 3:09pm

March 15, 2011 - Posted by | Fighting corruption in NZ

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