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.
CBL Insurance Ltd
An investigation relating to CBL Insurance Ltd is ongoing.
Christopher George Wright has pleaded guilty to fraud.
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.
Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited
An investigation relating to Fuji Xerox is ongoing.
Geoffrey Martin Smith
A former Auckland liquidator has been charged with fraud.
Investment Services Ltd & Others
An investigation relating to Investment Services 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.
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.
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.
Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd
An investigation relating to Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd is ongoing.
An investigation relating to Vivek Goel is ongoing.