Cases

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

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

CBL Insurance Ltd

An investigation relating to CBL Insurance Ltd is ongoing.

Christopher Wright

Christopher George Wright has pleaded guilty to fraud.

Donna Grant

The SFO alleges Donna Grant fraudulently obtained funding from a tertiary education provider and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Forestlands NZ Ltd

An investigation relating to Forestlands NZ Ltd is ongoing.

Kelvin Clive Wood

An Auckland man who operated a foreign exchange brokerage and trading business has pleaded guilty to $7 million fraud.

Parengarenga 3G Trust

The trial of Stephen Henare at the High Court in Auckland has been ongoing since 20 May. Mr Henare has pleaded not guilty to defrauding Parengarenga 3G Trust of about $1.1 million.

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.

The Project

Two former employees of a charity that offered domestic violence prevention services for Pacific Islanders have been charged.

The Vintage Aviator

Eugene DeMarco has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office.

Vivek Goel

An investigation relating to Vivek Goel is ongoing.