Media Releases

2016

18 November 2016

Sentence sends message to keep housing market honest

A man who returned to New Zealand to plead guilty to fraud charges last month has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today.

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10 November 2016

Former solicitor manipulated the system

Edward Errol Johnston has been sentenced at the Auckland District Court today in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution.

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09 November 2016

Sentenced for fraud and deception against employer

A woman has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today for a fraud she committed against her long-term employer.

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09 November 2016

Former Ministry of Transport employee pleads guilty

Joanne Harrison has pleaded guilty today to Crimes Act charges in relation to a fraud committed during her employment at the Ministry of Transport.

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27 October 2016

Defendant returns to New Zealand to plead guilty to fraud

Simon Lawrence Wood Turnbull appeared in the Auckland District Court today to plead guilty to Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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20 October 2016

SFO alleges fictitious Forex trading and profits

A man has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today on charges filed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to an alleged foreign exchange (Forex) trading scheme purportedly operated by Arena Capital Limited trading as BlackfortFX.

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07 October 2016

Sir Ngatata Love sentenced to jail

Sir Ralph Heberley Ngatata Love faces a period of two years, six months' imprisonment after receiving his sentence in the Wellington High Court today for Crimes Act offending.

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05 September 2016

Former solicitor lied to reduce his debt

Former solicitor Edward Errol Johnston who is facing charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has appeared in the Auckland District Court today to enter a guilty plea.

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01 September 2016

Sentenced for receiving undisclosed gratuities

Barrie Kenneth James George has been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today on charges of bribery and corruption laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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01 September 2016

Former Wellington trust Chair guilty of fraud

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of Sir Ralph Heberley Ngatata Love has received a verdict in the Wellington High Court today.

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17 August 2016

Sentences handed down for $9.2 million dollar fraud

A case involving a series of fraudulent property sales and purchases conducted by an Auckland woman and a number of her relatives and associates has concluded in sentencing at the Auckland District Court today.

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08 August 2016

Former Ministry of Transport employee arrested

A defendant in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation appeared at the Manukau District Court on Friday 5 August after returning to New Zealand.

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05 August 2016

Tax agent guilty of fraud charges

Tax agent, Michael Robert McDonald, who faces Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has appeared in the Manukau District Court today to plead guilty.

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04 August 2016

Wellington Property Development prosecution

Name suppression was lifted in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution yesterday and details can be published in relation to a case which is taking place in the Wellington High Court.

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03 August 2016

Guilty plea in Auckland Transport case

A former employee of Auckland Transport and Rodney District Council has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution.

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26 July 2016

Charges laid for Auckland International Airport fraud

A woman has appeared in the Auckland District Court today on Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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13 July 2016

Imprisonment sentence for obtaining college’s finances

Donald John Hancox has been sentenced in the Hutt Valley District Court today for a $375, 000 fraud against his former employer, Upper Hutt College.

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17 June 2016

Devoy guilty of conceiving complex mortgage fraud

An Auckland woman and a number of her relatives and associates have been found guilty of Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) following a 10 week trial in the Auckland District Court.

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14 June 2016

Upper Hutt College victim of serious fraud

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has laid charges against Donald John Hancox (68) in the Wellington District Court.

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08 June 2016

Arrest of Serious Fraud Office suspect on return to New Zealand

Simon Lawrence Wood Turnbull (43) appeared at the Auckland District Court today having been arrested at Auckland International Airport on 38 Crimes Act charges.

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25 May 2016

Fraud against Mighty River Power receives jail time and home detention

A pair who committed fraud against one of New Zealand’s largest power companies have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today.

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12 May 2016

West turned from sound business practices to fraud

A financial planner who committed fraud, affecting multiple Waikato and Bay of Plenty victims, has been sentenced today in the Tauranga District Court.

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26 April 2016

Struck off solicitor faces Crimes Act charges

Edward Errol Johnston (59) has appeared in the Auckland District Court today on Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charges.

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31 March 2016

Fraud affected multiple Waikato/Bay of Plenty victims

Jonathan Graham West has pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court today to fraud charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office.

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16 March 2016

Mortgage fraudster used low income families

Vicki Ravana Letele has been sentenced in the Manukau District Court today to three years and two months’ imprisonment.

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15 March 2016

Guilty verdicts from MRP referral to the SFO

Paul Kenneth Rose and Jane Clare Rose have been found guilty in the Auckland District Court today of fraud against one of New Zealand’s largest power companies.

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23 February 2016

Alleged offending against Waikato/Bay of Plenty victims

Jonathan Graham West (60) appeared in the Tauranga District Court yesterday to face charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office.

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14 January 2016

Charges to protect the land of milk and honey

Charges have been laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the Hamilton District Court against Trevor James Lock (54).

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