Media releases

2014

Herbert Insurance Group owner found guilty

11 September 2014
Grant Malcolm Herbert (62), the former owner and director of insurance broking firm Herbert Insurance Group Limited (HIG), has been found guilty of 17 Crimes Act charges and seven Secret Commissions Act charges following a jury trial in the Auckland District Court. He has been found not guilty of one Crimes Act charge and one Secret Commissions Act charge.
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SFO lays charges for procurement fraud

02 September 2014
Two individuals have been charged in the Auckland District Court today with Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office for alleged fraud against Mighty River Power Limited relating to procurement for the Company’s Southdown power station.
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SFO completes Te Pataka Ohanga investigation

10 June 2014
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has completed its investigation in relation to allegations of misuse of funds held by Te Pataka Ohanga Limited (TPO). The SFO’s investigation did not disclose any criminal offending and the SFO will not be taking any further action.
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Finance company legal adviser found guilty of fraud

16 May 2014
Hugh Edward Staples Hamilton (62) has been found guilty at the Auckland High Court today of 14 charges arising out of the collapse of Belgrave Finance Limited (Belgrave Finance). The charges were brought in a joint prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
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