Media Releases

2016

17 August 2016

Sentences handed down for $9.2 million dollar mortgage 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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