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Guilty Plea In Auckland Road Maintenance Case

Friday, 8 April 2022, 11:00 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former maintenance manager has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes for his role in the awarding of road maintenance work to subcontractors. Former Broadspectrum maintenance manager Aurelian Mihai Hossu (also known as Michael Hossu) is one of ... More >>

SFO Closes Auckland Mayoral Election Donations Case

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 3:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigation into the Auckland mayoral election donations. The investigation focused on fundraising donations that were made in 2016 and 2019. It was commenced following a referral from Police. “The ... More >>

Corruption Charges Filed Against Former ADHB Employee

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 10:59 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against two people related to alleged corruption in the procurement and supply of medical equipment. A former Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) employee faces charges under the Crimes Act of corruptly ... More >>

SFO Files Corruption Charges In Auckland Road Maintenance Case

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 12:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Six people have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to alleged corrupt behaviour in the provision of road maintenance contracts in South Auckland. The SFO alleges that two former employees of Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited ... More >>

Former Oceania Football Confederation Employees Face SFO Charges

Monday, 14 February 2022, 11:57 am | Serious Fraud Office

An arrest warrant has been issued for one of two former Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) employees facing Serious Fraud Office charges. The SFO has filed charges including conspiracy to commit an offence, namely obtaining by deception; money laundering; ... More >>

Name Suppression Lapses For Former East Wind Employee Facing SFO Charges

Monday, 14 February 2022, 10:15 am | Serious Fraud Office

Name suppression has lapsed for a former East Wind Company senior employee facing Serious Fraud Office charges. Yuko Hanyu faces a charge of theft by a person in a special relationship and six representative charges of false accounting related to ... More >>

Christchurch Fund Manager Sentenced For Fraud

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 4:28 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch fund manager who defrauded investors and caused the loss of more than $80 million has been sentenced to eight years six months imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of four years three months on charges brought by the Serious ... More >>

Balclutha Livestock Agent Sentenced For Fraud

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:13 am | Serious Fraud Office

A Balclutha livestock agent has been sentenced to 12 months home detention on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. John Francis Williams (40) was sentenced today in the Dunedin High Court having pleaded guilty to two representative charges of ... More >>

SFO To Mark International Fraud Awareness Week

Monday, 15 November 2021, 8:59 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is promoting this year’s International Fraud Awareness Week as part of its expanded focus on preventing fraud in New Zealand. The awareness week runs from 14-20 November and helps to champion and support the global fight ... More >>

SFO Executes Search Warrants

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9:07 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has executed search warrants in relation to an investigation concerning Thomas Alexander Tuira, Aroha Awhinanui Tuira and their companies Ngākau Aroha Investments Limited and Power to Me Aotearoa Tapui Limited. If you have information ... More >>

SFO Commences Enquiries Into Allegations Of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Fraud

Friday, 15 October 2021, 9:40 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has commenced a number of enquiries into alleged abuse of the Government’s COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. Serious Fraud Office Director, Julie Read, said the allegations relate to multiple complex cases of potential fraud that ... More >>

Serious Fraud Office Opens Investigation Into Options Trading

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:59 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into Options Trading and Investments NZ Limited (Options Trading), now in liquidation, and Tiavare Richard Curtis Joseph, also known as Ritchie Wineera. Anyone who has had dealings with Mr Joseph/Wineera ... More >>

SFO Closes Christchurch City Council Donations Case

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:03 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigation into Christchurch City Council election donations. The investigation focused on campaign donations made to Lianne Dalziel, who is currently the mayor of Christchurch, in 2013, 2016 and 2019. The ... More >>

SFO Charges Iwi Leader Roger Pikia

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 4:48 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has brought fraud charges against Roger Pikia, the chairman of Te Arawa River Iwi Trust (TARIT) and its investment company THL Limited (THL). Mr Pikia (52) did not enter a plea when he appeared in the Auckland District Court ... More >>

Liquidator Gets Four-year Prison Sentence For Fraud

Friday, 20 November 2020, 12:49 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former Auckland liquidator has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Geoffrey Martin Smith (67) stole approximately $130,000 from two companies while acting as their liquidator. He was convicted in ... More >>

Māori King’s Former Assistant Sentenced For $111,000 Fraud

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 5:03 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former assistant of the Māori King has been sentenced to 12 months’ home detention and 300 hours of community work. He was also ordered to make full reparation for stealing approximately $111,000 of charitable funds and lying to the Serious Fraud ... More >>

Former Employee Of Government-funded Charity Jailed For Fraud

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 11:30 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of a charity that offered social support services in Auckland has been sentenced to two years and one month of imprisonment on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Tapualii Raewyn Uitime (49) was sentenced today in the ... More >>

SFO Files Charges In Relation To NZ First Foundation Donations

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 5:03 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The SFO has filed a charge of ‘Obtaining by Deception’ against two defendants in the New Zealand First Foundation electoral funding case. The charges were filed on 23 September. The defendants have interim name suppression and so cannot be named ... More >>

Corruption Charges Filed Against Former CERA Employees

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:29 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Two men who worked for the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Ōtākaro Ltd have pleaded not guilty to corruption charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Gerard Anthony Gallagher (62) and Simon Carl Nikoloff (57) had sought ... More >>

SFO Welcomes Court Decision Enforcing Its Secrecy Requirements

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:40 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has welcomed a court decision confirming the confidentiality of material that was inadvertently disclosed by the agency to the defendants in the National Party donations case. The material was disclosed recently during the course ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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