I just see that Nuttal has got 7 years for receiving secret commissions, corruption and all that. I donít really have any comment on the case itself but....I see that some in "guvmt" are saying they will sell his house to recover the cash. I suppose that is OK under "the law" (proceeds of crime, etc) but I wonder if they will donate it to a charity or something. Otherwise are "they" not guilty of the same thing (except that it's not secret)?
And more importantly, some in guvmnt are suggesting taking away his superannuation. Now this is the one that I question. Is that not double punishment and taking a pound of flesh? Seems to me that the two are quite unrelated. OK, he may have committed a crime but what's his superannuation got to do with that. I mean if they want to take his super, why not go the whole hog and recover all the salary and allowances that was paid to him? Seems a bit over the top to me.
Anyone in "public life" that commits a crime, especially involving money, is dealt with very strongly, whilst those (seemingly) that commit violent crimes, more often than not, get dealt with relatively leniently.
Just an observation