The SFO must be careful not to say anything that might compromise an ongoing investigation or a matter that is proceeding through the Court.
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.
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.
Auckland Council Election Donations
An investigation in relation to Auckland Council mayoral electoral funding is ongoing.
Barry Kloogh has been sentenced to almost nine years' imprisonment for running a Ponzi scheme.
Bryan Martin and Others
Four property investors have pleaded not guilty to deceiving banks into providing loans for the purchase of residential properties
CBL Insurance Ltd
Former chief executive and former chief financial officer of CBL Insurance have been charged with fraud.
Christchurch City Council Election Donations
SFO has closed the Christchurch City Council Donations case, finding no evidence of any criminal conduct.
Christopher George Wright has been sentenced to three years and nine months' imprisonment.
David Chung and Others
An investigation relating to Oceania Football Confederation is ongoing.
Donna Grant has been sentenced for million-dollar fraud.
An investigation relating to East Wind Company Ltd is ongoing.
Forestlands NZ Ltd
An investigation relating to Forestlands NZ Ltd is ongoing.
Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited
An investigation relating to Fuji Xerox is ongoing.
Geoffrey Martin Smith
Geoffrey Smith has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment.
Labour Party Donations
An investigation in relation to donations made to the Labour Party is ongoing.
National Party Donations
The defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the SFO.
Nikoloff & Gallagher
Two former CERA employees have pleaded not guilty to corruption charges.
NZ First Foundation & Others
Charges have been filed against two defendants.
A former defence force employee has been sentenced for $225,000 fraud.
An investigation has commenced into the affairs of Penrich Capital Limited.
Rasila & Other
A former Auckland Council employee has been sentenced to five and a half months' home detention.
Roger Pikia has pleaded not guilty to fraud.
John Williams has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.
Russell Angus Maher
Russell Maher has been jailed for fraud.
Te Rangihiroa Whakaruru
Te Rangihiroa Whakaruru has been sentenced to home detention.
Tapualii Uitime has been sentenced to 25 months' imprisonment.
Vivek Goel & Others
Four people have been charged for allegedly manipulating local government procurement processes for financial gain.