Former wine boss guilty of corruption
Former chief executive officer of the New Zealand Wine Company (NZWC) has been found guilty on 17 fraud charges in the Auckland High Court today. Three years ago Peter John Scutts agreed to take a commission from an Australian wholesaler for advising his company to enter into a supply contract. During his tenure with NZWC from July 2011 to September 2012, Scutts pocketed $64,000.
Following an eight week investigation by the Serious Fraud Office in 2013, the 59-year-old was found guilty today of dishonesty and corruption.