Disgraced ex-cop John Dewar embroiled in finance company sacking stoush

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A former top cop jailed for trying to cover up police rape allegations is entangled in fresh controversy after being sacked as the head of a finance company. John Dewar​ fronted at an Employment Relations Authority meeting this month, accusing his former employer, WeCare Finance, of unjustified dismissal. Dewar worked as managing director of the Hamilton-based finance company before being fired in June, 2019. His employer alleges he unlawfully took company funds and has filed a complaint with police. READ MORE:* 10 years on: Louise Nicholas welcomes final Commission of Inquiry report response* ‘Absolutely broken’: sexual violence advocate Louise Nicholas dumped by Government* Watchdog warns ‘irresponsible’ lender over car loan and repossession Dewar’s claims – and his employer’s counter-claims – were aired during a three-day hearing, with special attention given to how Dewar ran the day-to-day affairs of WeCare Finance. Dewar, the former head of Rotorua’s CIB, was jailed for 4 ½ years in 2007 for trying to cover up alleged sexual offending against former Rotorua woman, Louise Nicholas​ by serving police in the 1980s. MARK TAYLOR/STUFFJohn Dewar leaves an Employment Relations Authority meeting in Hamilton. He served 19 months of his sentence before he was paroled. After his release, Dewar found work in …

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