David Fisher is a senior reporter for the NZ Herald.

The spy who went into the cold

Hugh Wolfensohn. Photo / 3 News
Hugh Wolfensohn. Photo / 3 News

The spymaster who oversaw the Kim Dotcom raid left the GCSB without a golden handshake, gold watch or even a sausage roll.

Hugh Wolfensohn's 25-year career at the Government Communications Security Bureau came to an end in February, almost a year after questions were first raised over the spying operation carried out as part of the police's assistance to the FBI.

Soon after Mr Wolfensohn became involved in questions around the case in August, he was put on "gardening leave" before the bureau confirmed last month that he had left.

The GCSB confirmed he had resigned on a Thursday and left on a Friday. It told the Herald: "Mr Wolfensohn has not received an exit payment, leaving function, dinner or present." David Fisher

- NZ Herald

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