No licence for man guilty of vote fraud

The Immigration Advisers Authority has refused to renew Daljit Singh's licence to give immigration advice after he was convicted of electoral fraud.

The authority says it takes dishonesty very seriously and has deemed Singh unfit to hold a licence.

Singh, 43, was found guilty in the High Court at Auckland of two charges of dealing with forged documents. He had changed residential addresses to show that people from places such as Timaru and Tauranga appeared to live in the area of the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board in Auckland.

The unsuccessful candidate in the first Auckland super-city election in 2010 was found not guilty of 18 other counts of the same charge. He was sentenced last month to five months' community detention and 200 hours of community service.

Manukau Courier