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Real estate agent admits defrauding government body

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 2:41 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A real estate agent has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining commissions from the Selwyn District Council on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Guardian of Far North Māori trust sentenced for fraud

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:33 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former trustee of Parengarenga 3G (P3G) has been sentenced to 12 months’ home detention and $5000 reparation for defrauding the trust that manages a forested block of Māori land. More >>

Ponzi scheme operator Lance Ryan jailed

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 1:50 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A serial fraudster who persuaded Cantabrians to invest more than $8 million in a fake foreign exchange brokerage has been jailed for seven years and six months, with a minimum non-parole period of three years and nine months, for charges brought by ... More >>

Serious Fraud Office and Reserve Bank investigating CBL

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:17 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office and Reserve Bank of New Zealand are each investigating matters relating to CBL Insurance and associated entities. More >>

Serious Fraud Office and Reserve Bank investigating CBL

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:06 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office and Reserve Bank of New Zealand are each investigating matters relating to CBL Insurance and associated entities. More >>

Three people convicted in $54 million mortgage fraud case

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The three defendants in a Serious Fraud Office trial who worked together to illegally obtain home loans have been convicted. The scheme, which involved 110 separate property transactions in Auckland and Hamilton, was designed to obtain cheaper lending for ... More >>

Finance manager pleas guilty to more fraud charges

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:13 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The former finance manager of a Hamilton-based social services provider has pleaded guilty to an additional 99 fraud charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Property consultant jailed for defrauding government body

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:19 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A property consultant who sold real estate in a business park near Christchurch has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison on 14 charges of obtaining by deception brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Guilty plea in SFO prosecution of fictitious forex broker

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 11:57 am | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch man has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to a sophisticated Ponzi scheme masked as a foreign exchange brokerage. More >>

Prominent educator Donna Grant charged with fraud

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 11:16 am | Serious Fraud Office

Prominent Maori performing arts educator Donna Grant has appeared at the Rotorua District Court on charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Guilty plea in Far North Maori trust fraud case

Monday, 7 May 2018, 6:00 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former trustee of a trust which manages a large block of forested Maori land has pleaded guilty to defrauding the entity of nearly $1 million in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution. More >>

Property consultant pleads guilty to defrauding govt body

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 1:52 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch man has admitted defrauding the Selwyn District Council in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution. More >>

Home detention for defrauding disability trust

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:06 am | Serious Fraud Office

The former asset manager of a tax-payer funded disability trust has been sentenced to eight months of home detention and ordered to pay reparations of $164,929 for charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Ponzi scheme operator receives jail term for $17.5m fraud

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:56 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch man who defrauded his clients of at least $17.5 million through a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to eight years in prison with a minimum non-parole period of four years for charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Financial Manager Hemo Thompson Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:14 am | Serious Fraud Office

The former financial manager of a tax-payer funded social services provider has pleaded guilty to defrauding the entity of about $60,000. More >>

NZ's public sector ranked least corrupt in the world

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:15 am | Serious Fraud Office

Transparency International has ranked New Zealand’s public sector again as the least corrupt in the world. More >>

Property developer jailed for mortgage fraud

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:59 am | Serious Fraud Office

A property developer at the centre of a mortgage fraud scheme involving about 75 properties in Hamilton and Auckland has been sentenced to four years and seven months in prison with a minimum non-parole period of two years and three months for charges ... More >>

Guilty pleas in relation to public health care provider

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 2:42 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The second and final defendant in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case has pleaded guilty to fraud in the Auckland High Court today. More >>

SFO concerns of duty evasion as Zespri investigation closes

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 10:12 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has concluded its investigation into the affairs of Zespri Group Limited concerning allegations of criminality arising from the practice of dual invoicing. More >>

Fraud threatened industry

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:41 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former dairy industry scientist charged with fraud has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today. More >>

 

 

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