A south Auckland gang leader has been sentenced to a maximum of ten years, five months imprisonment today for dealing methamphetamine.
Killer Beez leader Joshua Masters, 35, was given a minimum non-parole period of five years, five months at the Auckland High Court.
This means he will be eligible for parole in 15 months' time as he was arrested in May 2008 and has been in custody since then.
He admitted methamphetamine and money laundering charges just before a trial was due to start in September 2010.
At the High Court today, Justice Christopher Toogood said Masters managed to delay his sentencing for around four years by changing lawyers several times.
He found Masters fabricated his evidence and said he was unimpressed with his lying.
- with Newstalk ZB