Skip to comments.New Zealand businessman guilty of having child abuse images
Posted on 03/31/2021 9:39:36 PM PDT by RandFan
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand’s most well-known businessmen pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing child sex abuse images, including some of children as young as 2.
Ron Brierley’s pleas on three charges in an Australian court have sparked a rarely invoked procedure to strip him of the knighthood he received more than 30 years ago.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was initiating a forfeiture process for the honor, which requires approval from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
Brierley faces a maximum 10 years in prison when he is sentenced. He was caught with some images in his luggage at the Sydney International Airport in 2019 and authorities later found more at his Sydney home.
One of his guilty pleas relates to photographs of girls as young as 2 in sexually suggestive poses. Another relates to a data storage device found at his home that allegedly contained more than 1,600 images of child abuse.
Now 83, Brierley in the 1970s and ’80s executed a series of aggressive business maneuvers that grew Brierley Investments Ltd. into one of the nation’s largest corporations. His profile had faded somewhat following the 1987 stock market crash, but he continued to make business deals in New Zealand and in his new home of Australia.
Business publication NBR lists Brierley as among New Zealand’s 100 wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of 220 million New Zealand dollars ($153 million).
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He’s already rotting.
Maybe he’s a researcher of Biden’s and Hillary’s activities.
Or he’s on their Blacklist.
What kind of sentence does Ardern get for selling out New Zealand to Red China?
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