Media releases

2013 June

Charges laid today against David Ross

13 June 2013
Charges have today been laid in the Wellington District Court against David Robert Gilmour Ross (63). The charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) allege he operated a $400 million Ponzi scheme. They follow a joint agency investigation between SFO and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
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Director sentenced for theft and false statements

07 June 2013
Stephen Charles Smith (45), a former director of failed finance company Belgrave Finance Limited (Belgrave Finance), has today been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment. The sentence follows a joint prosecution by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
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