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Akill Sentencing Remanded to Hamilton High Court

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27 May 2008

The sentencing of a Whitianga man who pled guilty to a variety of charges related to an international cyber-crime ring scheduled to take place in the Thames District Court tomorrow will now not be taking place.

In April Owen Thor WALKER pled guilty to charges of accessing a computer for dishonest purpose, damaging or interfering with a computer system, possessing software for committing crime and accessing a computer system without authorisation.

The charges related to a Waikato based investigation carried out by NZ Police in conjunction with the FBI, US Secret Service and Dutch authorities.

Waikato Police District Crime Services Manager, Detective Inspector Pete Devoy, said that due to procedural issues the matter has been remanded back to the Hamilton High Court for sentencing.

"This will take place at a date yet to be set.

"Until such time as the matter has been disposed of by the courts Police are unable to comment any further," he said.