The man who orchestrated the country's largest employee fraud, has lodged an appeal against the length of his non-parole period.
Michael Swann and Kerry Harford defrauded Otago District Health Board of $17 million over six years while Swann worked there as IT manager.
Swann spent most of the $15 million he defrauded out of the board on luxury cars, boats and property.
A further $1.7 million went to Harford, his friend and co-offender.
Earlier this year, Swann was sentenced to nine and a half years' jail, with a minimum non-parole period of four and a half years.
He has lodged a notice of appeal with the Court of Appeal in Wellington, seeking to reduce the non-parole period.