4 August 09
Former MP Taito Phillip Field has been found guilty on 11 out of 12 charges of bribery and corruption and various other charges related to obstructing or perverting the course of justice. The case was brought after allegations that Thai nationals received immigration assistance in return for working on Mr Field's property. See also Trouble in paradise
Mr Field once held the position of Minister outside cabinet, with the portfolios of Associate Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment, and Associate Minister for Justice until he was stood down in 2005.
Update 6 October
Mr Field was sentenced today to six years in prison - 2 for perverting the course of justice and 4 for corruption.