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Building expert praises action on jailed property developer

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A building expert says a property developer's serial rule breaking doesn't reflect the wider industry.

Augustine Lau has been sentenced to two years behind bars for ignoring council regulations.

Building Industry Federation chief executive Bruce Kohn says Lau's actions are far from the norm.

"But when we find that there has been breaches of this type it's good to see that there is action," he said.

Mr Kohn said Auckland Council was right to prosecute Lau after his law-breaking came to light.

"It sends out the message that they should be very careful to stick within the rules and play the game according to what society finds acceptable"

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