Crime

Citizens Against Corruption appeal in process

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

The private prosecution against Prime Minister Mark Brown and his predecessor Henry Puna, who were acquitted of corruption related charges in March, is still in progress.

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Former Environment Service employee charged with four counts of theft

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A woman who worked under the former director of the National Environment Service (NES), Nga Puna, has been charged on four counts of theft as a servant.

Crime


Police want more cops on our roads

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

Cook Islands police say they need to be better resourced and more visible if there is to be a curb in motorcycle related offences.

Crime


Court puts accused on community treatment order

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Matia Betero charged with two counts of wilful damage, threatening acts and threatening to kill will be put on a community treatment order following a psychiatric assessment.

Crime


Careless driving charge dismissed

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Gwenaline Pitihana was discharged without conviction after being charged of careless driving causing injury, in the High Court at Avarua on Wednesday.

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Bail granted for rape accused despite Crown opposition

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A man accused of rape and other sexual behaviour to girls aged 10 and under has been granted bail in the High Court at Avarua.

Crime


Rape accused appeals JPs bail decision

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Defence lawyer Norman George asks for bail a third time for his client accused of rape and other indecent behaviour to girls aged 10 and under.

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Man ordered to pay $4102 in repayment costs for car crash

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A man has to pay $4102 in reparation costs after having a seizure that caused a car crash.

Crime


Court Briefs

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Court briefs for the week of October 4, 2021.

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Name suppression continues for cannabis accused

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

A woman accused of dealing cannabis has again been approved bail and had name suppression extended by the Chief Justice at the High Court in Avarua.

Crime


Indecent assault

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Kelepi Ranadi was “out of his mind” when he indecently assaulted another man at Hula Bar last year, the court heard yesterday.

Crime


Brutality claims unfounded: Police

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Cook Islands Police say claims of brutality against one of their officers filed by a Fiji national ‘don’t stack up’.

Crime


Deputy prime minister Robert Tapaitau suspended over corruption related charge

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau has been suspended pending outcome of his court case after he was revealed as the government member being charged with conspiracy to defraud.

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Deputy Prime Minister ‘steps aside’

Wednesday 6 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National, Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau has been revealed as the government member facing conspiracy to defraud charge.

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High profile couple appear in court on multiple charges

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

Sacked Government bosses Diane Charlie-Puna and Nga Puna have been arrested and charged with multiple theft offences and conspiring to defraud following a months-long investigation by police.

Crime


Major leak of offshore data exposes Raro based Trust company

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

The Cook Islands made an appearance in the Pandora Papers – the leaked cache of 11.9 million financial records – which includes a high-profile Israeli businessman who allegedly tried to hide over $1 billion in a trust company here.

Crime


Court Briefs

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Assault on female; Guilty plea; Not guilty plea

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Alleged police brutality ‘Shut up, this is not Fiji’, court hears

Monday 4 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

In a complaint against Cook Islands Police, defence lawyer Lavi Rokoika says her client was punched and told ‘Shut up, this is not Fiji’.

Crime


Court Briefs

Monday 4 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

Court briefs for the week of October 4, 2021.

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Conspiracy to defraud

Friday 1 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National

A government member appeared in the Criminal Court on Wednesday for the charges of conspiring to defraud.

Crime


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