By David Fisher and Frances Morton. Herald on Sunday Sept. 19, 2010
Steve Crow says he will fight a government inquiry into a possible breach of a management ban following four collapsed businesses.
When Steve Crow embarked on building a homegrown porn empire he vowed he would never lock himself away in a dark room with a fake name. It is this willingness to put his “head above the parapet”, he claims, that has got him into trouble.
On April 16, after the collapse of four of his companies, Crow was banned from managing any business for four years. He was forced to resign his directorships and brought in brother David to run the companies. Crow continued to work in the office as a “consultant”.
Now, the Herald on Sunday has learned the Ministry of Economic Development is looking into whether he has breached the management ban. Anyone convicted for such a breach can face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $200,000.
Crow is fighting back. He’s considering seeking a judicial review and suing the ministry for discrimination. It is the culmination of a lifelong battle with the establishment.
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