28 Apr 2015

Return to court for John Banks

11:58 am on 28 April 2015

Former ACT Party leader John Banks is returning to court to ask the retrial ordered by the Court of Appeal be scrapped.

John Banks before speaking in Auckland after his conviction was quashed.

John Banks Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Mr Banks was convicted last August of failing to declare two $25,000 donations from internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom during his mayoralty campaign in 2010.

He took his case to the Court of Appeal, which overturned the conviction but ordered a retrial.

His legal team applied to recall the retrial judgement, leading to this new hearing.

Radio New Zealand understands the application from Mr Banks concerns evidence not yet heard in court around an alleged secret meeting between Mr Banks and Mr Dotcom.

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