“…David Garrett is being investigated by the police for lying to a court in 2005, when he was facing charges of stealing the identity of a dead baby to obtain a passport.
Detective Inspector Bruce Scott said he had been directed to investigate what the former Act MP had told the court in 2005.
He confirmed that the investigation would look at Mr Garrett’s conviction for assault in Tonga in 2002 …
… and the fact that he did not include the conviction in his sworn affidavit.
Mr Garrett was a practising barrister in Auckland at the time … and an officer of the court.
“Since being admitted [to the bar] in 1992, I have committed no criminal offence, nor [had] any disciplinary proceedings brought against me either in New Zealand or Tonga.
The worst I could be accused of is incurring some parking fines,” he told the court.
A submission for name suppression from his lawyer at the time, Gary Gotlieb, said: …
…”Mr Garrett has no previous convictions of any kind.”
Yesterday, Mr Gotlieb said: “Naturally I prepared an affidavit on the basis of what he told me.”…”
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