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2009 March

Warren Pickett

26 March 2009
Warren Pickett, 63, a former accountant from Waipawa, appeared in the Napier District Court today facing eight charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office alleging fraud, false statements by promoter, and breaches of the Securities Act. The charges follow the collapse of his finance companies, Waipawa Finance Company Limited and Waipawa Holdings Limited, of which he was sole director and a principal shareholder. The companies went into liquidation in August 2008 owing about 220 investors about $20 million, including accumulated interest of approximately $12m.
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