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.
An investigation relating to Barry Kloogh is ongoing.
Bryan Martin and Others
Four property investors have been charged with fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in home loans.
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
Geoffrey Smith has been charged with fraud.
Kelvin Clive Wood
Kelvin Wood has been sentenced to more than six years' imprisonment.
Kim Symes has been sentenced to 10 months of home detention and 150 hours of community work. She has also been ordered to pay $5000 in reparation.
National Party donations
The SFO is investigating a matter arising from a complaint Police received in October 2018.
Parengarenga 3G Trust
Stephen Henare has been jailed for five years and two months.
Rasila & Other
A former Auckland Council employee has been charged with accepting a bribe and obtaining by deception.
An investigation relating to Roger Pikia is ongoing.
John Williams has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.
Russell Angus Maher
Russell Maher has pleaded guilty to fraud.
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 jailed for fraud.
Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd
An investigation relating to Thompson and Clark Investigations Ltd has been closed
Vivek Goel & Others
Four people have been charged for allegedly manipulating local government procurement processes for financial gain.