Dud Judge has another of her decisions appealed

Judge Philippa Cunningham is the same judge who let off “The Comedian” sex offender after she said he made people laugh.

Now another of her decisions is being appealed…the case of Korotangi Paki.

Crown Law is appealing the discharge without conviction handed down to the son of Maori King Tuheitia Paki earlier this month.

Korotangi Paki, 19, was let off charges of burglary, theft and drink driving by Judge Philippa Cunningham after his defence counsel successfully argued a conviction would ruin his chances of succeeding to the throne.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges, which related to two separate incidents dating from March this year and October 2013.

In a statement, media advisor for Crown Law Jan Fulstow said an appeal had been made.

“Crown Law does a very careful and thorough review of cases such as this before a decision is made. ?

“Having now completed a review of this case Crown Law has today filed an application in the High Court to appeal the matter.

“As this case is now before the Court we will make no further comment on the matter.”

Judge Cunningham said in the Auckland District Court on July 3 that she was “driven to the conclusion” that Paki would lose out on being a successor if convicted.

As the second son it was highly unlikely he would ever succeed the throne and in any case it is an elected position not hereditary.

The Judge made an error, but then again she is well used to making errors.

Good to see the case being appealed.


– NZ Herald