Case status guide


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.


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

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

An investigation relating to Forestlands NZ Ltd is ongoing.

Gang Wang and Others

The remaining three defendants are due to appear in the Auckland High Court for trial commencing 26 February.

Hansa Ltd and Others

Mr Hibbs pleaded guilty to all charges and has been remanded in custody until sentencing, which was initially scheduled for 7 February 2018. The Court subsequently adjourned sentencing to 23 March 2018.

Kelvin Clive Wood

An investigation into the affairs of Kelvin Clive Wood of Forex NZ Limited and Forex NZ 2000 Limited is ongoing.

Parengarenga 3G Trust

A brother and sister, while in their roles as trustees, allegedly stole money from the Parengarenga 3G Trust.

Roger Pikia

An investigation relating to Roger Pikia is ongoing.

Russell Angus Maher

An investigation into the affairs of Russell Angus Maher of Forex Brokers Limited is ongoing.

Saul Roberts and Others

Saul Roberts and Atish Narayan were charged in January 2017 under the Crimes Act and the Secret Commissions Act. Mr Roberts will be sentenced on 27 March 2018.

Stephen Gubb

Allegations that a husband and wife worked together to fraudulently obtain commission payments from the Selwyn District Council in relation to a property development.

The Project

An investigation relating to the Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project is ongoing.