It therefore is some relief that I read that Former iwi social services boss found guilty of fraud. Could this be the start of making those receiving grants accountable ?
I have assisted several charities at the request of the honest members to help sort out the flow of finds into private coffers. The problem they face is that whoever is providing he funds does not take kindly to having a private Investigator involved because in the end they fear that they will be in the firing line for not ensuring accountability. And so the frauds continue
To give an example of what I have seen was
- A lady receiving wages of 60,000 per year and driving a $40,000 vehicle she ran the incorporated society and fired the executive when they came to close to the mark and took on new people who did not have the faintest idea or were in on the deal.
- The at risk kids were the Kapahaka group most of whom weren’t at risk but served as bodies and names for her registers.. but since confidentiality is such an issue this is easily done.
- A society which receives health funding being plundered by lawyers who see the funds in winding the society up as their nest egg. The funding in this organisation has now been stopped but there is no doubt about it that the former executive ran it in a most corrupt manner only to be removed by the court and have the current leadership continue in a similar vein.
It appears that any trust or society which has money Is an easy target of the unscrupulous, those who question the wrong doings are attacked and silenced, they leave in disgust.
A lot more could be done but somehow the government is not big on prevention.
If you are being removed from a trust or society which you have a passion for and can’t believe what is occurring.. give us a call we can give you suggestions.
In my line of business I use them often and I have the distinction of having been sued for using the words.
I fought back against corruption and I was punished for it as it appears that In New Zealand speaking up and exposing corruption is not a cool thing to do.
It appears that in NZ our corruption free status is but an illusion. a statistic which we have to preserve no matter what.
I started my anticorruption blog with this quote it appears appropriate that I do this again
Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is gray and yellow, white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion – moody blues
That first post back in 2009 was Facing reality
we have moved a bit since there but we still have a long way to go.