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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 >>

Jail time for Ponzi involving friends and investors

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:08 am | Serious Fraud Office

Shane Richard Scott has been sentenced to four years, eight months’ imprisonment for operating a Ponzi scheme, in a prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). More >>

Owners of Maori land lose Trust money to fraudsters

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:06 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A brother and sister have been charged in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. More >>

Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:41 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch man who used his businesses to conduct a Ponzi scheme has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today and pleaded guilty in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. More >>

Lawyer sentenced for fraud

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:03 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Lawyer, Timothy Upton Slack has been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today for his role in a fraud relating to an Auckland development project. He was sentenced to 10 months of home detention. Mr Slack pleaded guilty earlier this month to one ... More >>

Church funds spent at casino

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:03 am | Serious Fraud Office

An employee of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church (SISDAC) has had name suppression lifted and has been sentenced in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. Elizabeth Papu (52) faced two charges of ‘Theft by person in special ... More >>

Shane Richard Scott Admits to Deceiving Friends & Associates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 11:27 am | Serious Fraud Office

Shane Richard Scott has pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the Auckland High Court today. More >>

Emily Projects fraud accused pleads guilty

Friday, 1 September 2017, 3:51 pm | Serious Fraud Office

One of four men charged in a serious fraud relating to an Auckland development project has pleaded guilty in the Auckland High Court. More >>

Final Sentence for Paul Max in Gambling Sector Fraud

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:53 am | Serious Fraud Office

Paul Max, the final defendant in a joint investigation between the Department of Internal Affairs, the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), was sentenced in the Wellington High Court today. More >>

Sentenced for benefiting from community funds

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 1:27 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Two out of three of the defendants found guilty in June this year of ‘Obtaining by deception’ in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud have been sentenced in the Wellington High Court today. More >>

Group charged in mortgage fraud scheme

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 3:56 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Name suppression has been lifted in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case in relation to a number of alleged mortgage frauds by an Auckland resident and his associates involving approximately 76 properties throughout Hamilton and Auckland. More >>

Investor suspicions lead to fraud charges

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:13 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Paul Clifford Hibbs (48), has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. More >>

Pokie fraud case verdict

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:57 am | Serious Fraud Office

Verdicts were handed down in the trial of three people charged with offences in relation to a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud in the Wellington High Court today. More >>

   

 

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