Report A Fraud

Case number 160199

prosecution

Vivek Goel & Others

Four people have been charged for allegedly manipulating Westland District Council’s procurement processes for financial gain.

Case Timeline

  • June 2021Jun 2021
    Trial scheduled to commence in the Christchurch High Court on 14 June.
  • March 2020Mar 2020
    The four defendants are scheduled to appear in the Christchurch High Court on 20 March.
  • February 2020Feb 2020
    The four defendants were scheduled to appear in the Christchurch District Court on 13 February. The hearing however was adjourned due to proceedings being transferred to the High Court.
  • October 2019Oct 2019
    Vivek Goel pleads not guilty to four charges of ‘Corrupt use of official information’ and two charges of ‘Obtaining by deception’. Neha Bubna pleads not guilty to one charge of ‘Corrupt use of official information’ and one charge of ‘Obtaining by deception’. The two defendants entered their pleas on 30 October. The two other defendants, who have interim name suppression, did not enter pleas.