$50,000 not ‘buying out’ of conviction

Kuo tu'utu'uni 'e he fakamaau'anga 'i Tanitini, Nu'u Sila ke totongi huhu'i 'e 'Amanaki Lelei Mafi 'a Lōpeti Timani kae tuku ange 'oua na'a fakahalaia'i 'i he fakamaau'anga'. Ko e pa'anga 'e NZ $50,000 kuo tu'utu'uni ke totongi'. Ko e tautea ia hili hano ta mo tuki 'e Mafi 'a Lōpeti 'i ha'ana inu 'i he 'api fāmili 'o Mafi' 'i he ta'u kuo 'osi'. Na'e tali halaia pe 'a Mafi ki he faka'ilo hia tā ne fai kiate ia'.

By Rob Kidd, Otago Daily News A top rugby player who gave his team-mate a vicious beating did not buy his way out of a conviction by paying him $50,000, a judge says. Japanese international Amanaki Lelei Mafi (29) had his case called yesterday before the Dunedin District Court, where, in his absence, counsel Anne…


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