David Robert Gilmour ROSS - 22/01/2019

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

David Robert Gilmour ROSS

Hearing: 22 February 2019

at Rimutaka Prison

Members of the Board:

  • Judge A Tompkins – Panel Convenor
  • Mr G Crowley
  • Mr L Tawera

Counsel:

  • Mr M Kilbride

Observers:

  • Mr T Graham (NZPB)
  • Mr H Rutherford (Stuff)

DECISION OF THE BOARD

  1. David Ross was to have appeared before the Board today for first consideration of parole in respect to a 10-year 10-month sentence imposed in November 2013, following a conviction for very substantial fraud offending.
  2. As a result of the non-parole period which was imposed when sentence was passed Mr Ross’ parole eligibility date was 27 January 2019, and he has a statutory release and sentence end date of 28 June 2024.  Mr Kilbride appeared for Mr Ross as counsel and commenced the hearing by advising the Board that he sought a short adjournment so that a newly-proposed parole address could be assessed by Community Corrections.
  3. The Board notes that there had earlier been proposed an alternative address which was unable to be assessed so, in all the circumstances, a short adjournment to allow the address [withheld] can be properly assessed and a report delivered to Community Corrections.
  4. In those circumstances, parole is not considered today but Mr Ross will be seen by the Board for consideration of parole at the Board’s sitting during (withheld­) March 2019.

Judge A Tompkins
Panel Convenor