Cases

Case status guide

Investigation

We'll provide confirmation of investigations when appropriate - usually, this would not be until charges are laid and name suppression is not an issue. There will be some exceptions if the SFO’s involvement is already in the public arena, or if public cooperation is required.

Prosecution

A case reaches prosecution stage when charges are laid. There may be a number of hearings during this stage and name suppression may stay in place. The SFO will announce if guilty pleas are entered. If not, the case will go to trial.

In Trial

Trial dates and locations will be announced when they are available. The SFO will not comment on anything that might compromise a matter that is proceeding through the court.

Current cases

150301

The SFO can confirm that an investigation relating to a free-range egg matter is ongoing, no further details available.

Blackfort FX (Arena Capital Ltd)

Crimes Act charges alleging Blackfort FX obtained registration as a financial services provider by deception.

Emily Projects Limited

Charges laid against four people for allegedly making false statements and using forged documents to obtain a credit facility for an Auckland development.

Forestlands NZ Ltd

The SFO can confirm that an investigation relating to Forestlands NZ Ltd is ongoing, no further details available.

Hansa Ltd and Others

The SFO alleges that from around 2008, legitimate businesses owned and operated by Mr Hibbs, Cameron Gladstone Investments Limited and Hansa Limited, developed into a Ponzi scheme.

Michael O'Brien and Others

Four men charged with Crimes Act offences in relation to a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud.

Nubiotics Limited

Allegations Mr Lock, of Nubiotics Limited, was paid for contracts to supply dairy and honey product which he failed to complete.

Raukura

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Raukura is ongoing, no further details available.

Roger Pikia

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Roger Pikia is ongoing, no further details available.

Russell Angus Maher

The SFO can confirm an investigation into the affairs of Russell Angus Maher of Forex Brokers Limited.

Saul Roberts and Others

A prosecution alleging fraud committed against a public health care provider for people with intellectual disabilities and a Trust set up to settle treaty claims.

Shane Scott

Allegations Mr Scott was operating a Ponzi scheme

Stephen Gubb

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Stephen Gubb is ongoing, no further details available.

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi is ongoing, no further details available.

The Project

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to the Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project is ongoing, no further details available.

Westland District Council

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Westland District Council is ongoing, no further details available.

Zespri Group Limited

The SFO can confirm that the investigation relating to Zespri Group Limited is ongoing, no further details available.