|Officers found man with many names partying in bar with head of meth ring|
We never quite know what to call Yong Ming Yang aka William Yan aka Liu Yang aka Bill Liu; so we've stuck with the latter. But you know to whom we are referring.
And this morning's Herald has more information on why this man should never have been in New Zealand, let alone granted a New Zealand passport; check this out:
A multi-millionaire businessman granted New Zealand citizenship in controversial circumstances was seen by police "singing and drinking" with an underworld crime boss.
William Yan - also known as Bill Liu, Liu Yang and Yong Ming Yang - was found not guilty of making false declarations on immigration and citizenship papers despite a High Court judge declaring the case to be "highly suspicious".
The Auditor-General is now conducting an investigation into how Mr Yan was granted citizenship against official advice, including why former Labour Minister Shane Jones ignored Internal Affairs' advice he did not meet character requirements.
Among the reasons officials gave for opposing Mr Yan's citizenship were that they did not know his true identity as he had two names, two passports and two birthdates, and was said by Chinese authorities to be wanted over an alleged fraud in China.
The Herald can now reveal police saw Mr Yan socialising with the head of a major methamphetamine syndicate in a private karaoke room. Feng Chih Hsu was arrested a few months later.
The 36-year-old from Taiwan, also called Daniel Hsu, was arrested in Operation Acacia when police found a cache of high-powered weapons - including sniper rifles in suitcases - and $5.5 million of methamphetamine in his North Shore home.
He was sentenced to 17 years and three months in prison this year after guilty pleas arising from what police called New Zealand's biggest drug bust.
The Labour Party has had a field day recently trying to smear the Prime Minister over his involvement with another man of many names: Kim Schmitz aka Kim Kimble aka Kim Tim Kim Vestor aka Kim Dotcom. But Labour conveniently forgets Mr Liu whilst it throws its stones.
Kim Dotcom is not a New Zealand citizen. Kim Dotcom was not granted citizenship under very murky circumstances and against the advice of DIA officials; his application for residence followed due process and was entirely transparent. Kim Dotcom didn't have a friendly, compliant MP host a citizenship ceremony for him at Parliament itself. And to the best of our knowledge, Kim Dotcom hasn't made donations to the National Party, nor held fundraising nights at Chinese restaurants in Auckland.
Bill Liu is Labour's Kim Dotcom, and they should not forget this. Shane Jones will regret the day when he signed off Liu's citizenship application for his mates Dover Samuels and Rick Barker despite DIA officials having raised red flags and recommended that the application be declined. We await the Auditor-General's report with much interest.
And just why is it that these men with many names leave such a trail of casualties? They should be avoided like the plague!