A leader of New Zealand's small Sikh community has been found guilty of forging election documents - including using names of Timaru residents - in a bid to win a local body election three years ago.
Labour Party member and Sikh leader Daljit Singh was found guilty in the High Court at Auckland yesterday 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 Otara-Papatoetoe in Auckland.
Singh, who was a candidate in the first Auckland "super-city" election in 2010, was found not guilty of 18 other counts of the same charge.
- The Dominion Post