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.

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.

Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited

The SFO can confirm that an investigation relating to Fuji Xerox is ongoing, no further details available.

Gang Wang and Others

A prosecution in relation to a number of alleged mortgage frauds by an Auckland resident and his associates involving properties throughout Hamilton and Auckland.

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.

Kelvin Clive Wood

The SFO can confirm an investigation into the affairs of Kelvin Clive Wood of Forex NZ Limited and Forex NZ 2000 Limited.

Parengarenga 3G Trust

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

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.

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.

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.