Independent MP Brendan
Horan says another complaint about him to police is "fantastic"
as it gives him another chance to clear his name.
NewsTalk ZB this afternoon reported that police had received
a complaint from Mr Horan's brother Mana Ormsby that the
former NZ First MP had inappropriately taken funds from his
dying mother's bank accounts.
Police earlier this month confirmed they were assessing a
similar complaint from Mr Horan's former boss NZ First Leader
Winston Peters which was referred to them by the Serious
Fraud Office .
This afternoon Mr Horan told the Herald he had not heard from
police today or in the two weeks since news of the initial
He said he would welcome the chance to speak to them if they
chose to investigate the latest complaint.
"If they are investigating me that would be fantastic because
then we'd get an expedient end," he said.
Mr Horan's late mother Olwen Horan, 87, signed a codicil to
her will less than two months before she died in 2012
authorising the executor of her will John Buckthought, who is
also her nephew, to recover some monies received by her son
In the codicil, Mrs Horan stated she wanted any monies loaned
to them or taken by "misadventure"to be recovered.
Mr Horan was expelled from NZ First after news of the
allegations against him surfaced.
Mr Buckthought has so far declined to comment but in his
final determination about Mr Horan's mother's estate he said:
"I can find no evidence which enables me to found a claim
- By Adam Bennett of
the New Zealand Herald