A New Zealand lawmaker has accused opposition leader Simon Bridges of corruption by deliberately hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman.
Jami-Lee Ross made the allegation Tuesday and then announced he was resigning from Parliament. Ross said he regretted his complicity in the scheme to split a party donation of 100,000 New Zealand dollars ($66,000) into a series of smaller amounts to avoid it being publicly disclosed.
Ross said he planned to provide evidence to police and to release a phone conversation with Bridges that he’d secretly taped.
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