A compensation payment has been made to Joseph Warren Lepper in respect of a specified claim under the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 (“Act”).
The Act requires that after the Secretary of Justice makes certain deductions from the compensation payment, the surplus remaining goes into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account to enable victims of Joseph Warren Lepper to make claims against it.
Any money left after any victims’ claims have been paid will be paid to Joseph Warren Lepper.
On 10 August 2022, $5,000.00 was paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account on behalf of Joseph Warren Lepper.
The money paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account is held in trust for Joseph Warren Lepper until it has been paid out in accordance with subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Act.
Any person who has been a victim of Joseph Warren Lepper in respect of an offence for which Joseph Warren Lepper was convicted in a Court of New Zealand, is entitled to make a claim against the money held in the Trust Account on behalf of Joseph Warren Lepper.
Claims by victims are not limited to the amount available in the Trust Account.
Claim forms, and information on how to make a claim, may be found on the Tribunal’s website (www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/victims-and-justice/special-claims) or obtained from: The Secretary, Victims’ Special Claims Tribunal, DX SX11159, Wellington. Phone: (04) 462 6660. Fax: (04) 462 6686. Email: PVC@justice.govt.nz.
All claims must be filed on or before 27 February 2023.