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Dunedin Ponzi Operator Admits $15.7-million Fraud

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 2:21 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Dunedin man who ran a Ponzi scheme has admitted defrauding investors of at least $15.7 million. Barry Edward Kloogh (57) pleaded guilty in the Dunedin District Court today to all but one of the charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Mr Kloogh ... More >>

Investigations Launched Into Mayoral Elections Donations

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 4:24 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has commenced separate investigations into donations made in relation to the Auckland and Christchurch mayoral elections. More >>

Education Consultant Admits Receiving $150,000 In Kickbacks

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 4:37 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of the tertiary education provider Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has admitted receiving secret commissions midway through her trial. Katherine Tuhakaraina (60) pleaded guilty today in the Tauranga District Court to one representative charge ... More >>

SFO To Receive Police File On Auckland Mayor

Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:54 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has today received a referral from NZ Police in relation to Phil Goff’s election expenses. The SFO will be assessing the matter and has no further comment at this time. More >>

SFO Confirms Receipt Of Police File On Christchurch Mayor

Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:11 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has received a referral from NZ Police in relation to Lianne Dalziel’s election expenses. The SFO will be assessing the matter and has no further comment at this time. More >>

Ex-council Employee Admits Receiving Kickback

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:18 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former Auckland Council employee has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Sundeep Dilip Rasila (42) today admitted accepting a $7,500 bribe as council employee in the Auckland High Court. Mr Rasila was employed ... More >>

Defendants Plead Not Guilty In National Party Donations Case

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 11:26 am | Serious Fraud Office

The defendants in the National Party donations case have pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. The four men entered their pleas today during their first appearance in the Auckland District Court. Yikun Zhang (48), Shijia (Colin) ... More >>

SFO Commences Investigation In Relation To NZ First Foundation

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 12:05 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has today commenced an investigation in relation to the New Zealand First Foundation. ENDS More >>

SFO Confirms Receipt Of Police Referral

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 3:48 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has received a referral from NZ Police in relation to the New Zealand First Foundation. The SFO will be assessing the matter and has no further comment at this time. ENDS More >>

Donna Grant sentenced to home detention

Friday, 7 February 2020, 1:35 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A prominent Māori performing arts educator has been sentenced to 12 months’ home detention for defrauding a tertiary education provider and a Crown agency of approximately $1.3 million. More >>

Head of CBL Insurance pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:16 am | Serious Fraud Office

The former Chief Executive of CBL Insurance Ltd has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.Peter Allan Harris (64) entered the plea today in the Auckland District Court. Mr Harris faces five charges of ‘Theft by ... More >>

Defence Force administrator charged with fraud

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 11:18 am | Serious Fraud Office

A woman has been charged for allegedly stealing non-public funds administered by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) while she was employed by the organisation. More >>

SFO files charges in National Party donations case

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges today against four people in relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate bank account. More >>

SFO files charges in relation to CBL Insurance

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 3:43 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand into CBL Insurance and associated entities, the SFO has today filed criminal charges. More >>

Donna Grant pleads guilty to million-dollar fraud

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:13 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A prominent Māori performing arts educator has admitted defrauding a tertiary education provider and a Crown agency of approximately $1.25 million. More >>

Māori King’s former assistant pleads guilty to fraud

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:44 am | Serious Fraud Office

An employee of a charitable trust that provided financial support to the office of the Māori King has pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Eugene DeMarco jailed for defrauding aircraft company

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 12:05 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of a company owned by Sir Peter Jackson and Dame Fran Walsh has been sentenced to two years and five months’ imprisonment on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

School administrator gets home detention for fraud

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5:19 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former school administrator has been sentenced to 10 months of home detention and 150 hours of community work for defrauding a Māori immersion school of approximately $250,000. Kim Symes (51) of Auckland was also ordered to pay $5000 in reparation. More >>

Property investors charged with deceiving banks

Friday, 22 November 2019, 4:01 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Four property investors have been charged with fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in home loans. More >>

Stock agent charged with $2-million fraud

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:40 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of Rural Livestock Ltd has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

 

 

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