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SFO Opens Investigation Into Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Digital Asset Exchange Ltd

Monday, 26 February 2024, 11:32 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into New Zealand-based cryptocurrency trading platform Digital Asset Exchange Ltd (trading as Dasset). Dasset was placed into liquidation in August 2023. Anyone who has information that may be relevant ... More >>

SFO Alleges Bribery And Corruption Of Public Official Over Lucrative Construction Contracts

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:16 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against a former project manager and two associates alleging bribery and corruption were involved in the award of lucrative public sector construction contracts. The three people face charges including corruption ... More >>

Leave Sought To Appeal In CBL Insurance Case

Friday, 20 October 2023, 11:33 am | Serious Fraud Office

Leave has been sought to appeal two of the eight charges on which the High Court acquitted the defendants in the Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution of Peter Harris and Carden Mulholland. The Deputy Solicitor-General yesterday filed a Notice of Application ... More >>

SFO Statement - CBL Verdicts

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 12:27 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office is considering today’s verdicts in the CBL Insurance case and says it will continue to prioritise investigating allegations of corporate fraud that threaten New Zealand’s reputation as a safe place to do business. Former ... More >>

Former Domestic Violence Prevention Charity Head Sentenced Over Fraud

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 1:18 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Former Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project head Betty Sio was sentenced to a fine of $3,000 today after being found guilty on Serious Fraud Office charges in March 2023. The Project provided prevention, education, counselling and development ... More >>

Serious Fraud Office Publishes Strategic Areas Of Focus

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 12:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has published new Strategic Areas of Focus, targeting its efforts where it believes its specialist resources can have the greatest impact in disrupting and deterring serious or complex fraud, including corruption. The SFO ... More >>

Roading Subcontractor Sentenced On SFO Bribery Charges

Friday, 4 August 2023, 4:07 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A subcontractor who admitted giving bribes in exchange for being awarded road maintenance work has today been sentenced to nine months’ home detention and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation. In February this year, Richard Motilal of Engineering and ... More >>

SFO Alleges Lawyer Fraudulently Claimed Almost $450,000 From A Government-funded Legal Support Scheme

Monday, 10 July 2023, 1:25 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against a Bay of Plenty lawyer for allegedly falsely claiming almost $450,000 from a legal support scheme funded by the Ministry of Justice. Paulette Main faces 30 charges of obtaining by deception and two charges ... More >>

Former Public Servants Sentenced Over Failed Attempts To Profit From Christchurch Rebuild

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 3:33 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Two people who corruptly attempted to profit from the Christchurch rebuild were sentenced today after being found guilty on Serious Fraud Office charges. Former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Ōtākaro Limited employees Gerard ... More >>

SFO Charges Pair Accused Of Conspiring To Deceive Fleeing Afghan Evacuees

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 11:01 am | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has charged two Hamilton men who are alleged to have taken advantage of Afghan evacuees looking to flee the Taliban, by seeking thousands of dollars in payment for evacuation services that were provided for free by the New ... More >>

SFO files charges against former Oranga Tamariki employee over $2 million fraud

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 5:32 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against a former Oranga Tamariki (OT) property manager for allegedly awarding more than $2 million of work to her husband’s construction company without OT’s knowledge. Neha Sharma and her husband Amandeep ... More >>

Former Employee Of Porirua Social Services Trust Facing SFO Charges

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 10:56 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former charitable trust employee who is alleged to have stolen more than $1 million of funds intended for social support services in Porirua is facing Serious Fraud Office charges. Iesha Warren faces charges including obtaining by deception, theft, ... More >>

Two People Face Serious Fraud Charges Over Alleged $4.1 Million Ponzi Scheme

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:32 am | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch couple is facing Serious Fraud Office charges for allegedly running a $4.1 million Ponzi scheme using funds obtained from more than 60 investors, the SFO has announced today. Thomas Alexander Kokouri Tuira (also known as Alex Tuira) ... More >>

Former Investment Company Executive Facing Fraud Charges Named

Friday, 28 April 2023, 9:57 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former executive who is alleged to have fraudulently obtained more than $2 million from the investment company he worked for can now be named after the Court lifted name suppression. The Serious Fraud Office has brought 51 charges of theft by a person ... More >>

Further Charges Filed In COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Fraud Case

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 1:28 pm | Serious Fraud Office

An Auckland man charged by the Serious Fraud Office for allegedly submitting false COVID-19 wage subsidy applications is now facing further fraud charges related to COVID relief funds and GST returns. In August 2022, the SFO filed charges against ... More >>

Former Head Of Family Violence Prevention Charity Guilty Of Fraud

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 2:43 pm | Serious Fraud Office

The former head of a charity which sought to help prevent family violence has today been found guilty of using fake invoices to steal around $44,000 from the organisation. In a reserved decision issued today, Betty Sio was found guilty on two charges of ... More >>

Corrupt Former Council Executive And Associate Sentenced To Prison

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 2:21 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Prison sentences handed down to a corrupt former council executive and his associate today reflect the serious nature of their crime and the widespread harm that can be caused by corruption, says the Serious Fraud Office. Former Westland District ... More >>

Former Public Servants Guilty Of Attempting To Profit From Christchurch Rebuild

Friday, 17 March 2023, 1:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Two former public servants who used official information to seek to profit from the Christchurch earthquake rebuild have today been found guilty on Serious Fraud Office corruption charges. Gerard Gallagher was found guilty on three charges of ... More >>

Second Person Sentenced In Serious Fraud Office’s $8.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

Friday, 10 March 2023, 6:45 pm | Serious Fraud Office

An Auckland woman who took part in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme with her husband and another couple was today sentenced to 12 months home detention after pleading guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Sian Grant ... More >>

Guilty Verdicts In SFO's $8.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 3:20 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Two couples looking to get into property investing in Auckland used fake employment agreements to defraud banks out of $8.7 million. Bryan Martin and Joshua Grant were found guilty Wednesday on charges of obtaining by deception following a six-week ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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