R v Brechelt [2020] NZDC 477

Published 27 April 2021

Sentencing — acting as a director of a Phoenix company aiding and abetting an offender — taking part in the management of a Phoenix company — taking part in the management of business whilst bankrupt without consent. The defendant appeared for sentence after pleading guilty to charges of acting as a director of a Phoenix company aiding and abetting an offender, taking part in the management of a Phoenix company, and taking part in the management of business whilst bankrupt without consent. The Court observed that she had caused harm to a number of victims, although less than her co-offender. With the need for a sentence made up of elements of detention, deterrence and rehabilitation, the Court ordered six months' community detention, 150 hours' community work, and 12 months' supervision with conditions. Judgment Date: 16 January 2020.