• Man, Christopher Goldsmith, extradited from Australia to face tax charges

    A man extradited from Australia to face tax charges totalling more than $240,000 was today sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment in the Auckland District...

    • Posted December 19, 2007
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  • Numeria Finance latest to go into receivership

    A second finance company owned by former Capital + Merchant chief executive Owen Tallentire, Numeria Finance, was yesterday placed in receivership owing 480 debenture investors $6.4 million...

    • Posted December 18, 2007
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  • `Solo mum’ on record charges

    A Rotorua mother is accused of being Bay of Plenty’s biggest benefit fraudster. Aroha Collier, of Fordlands, is charged with illegally taking nearly $200,000 in benefit payments...

    • Posted December 4, 2007
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  • ‘Money man’, Mohammed Wasim, behind major tax scam jailed

    Inland Revenue is welcoming the jail term of five years and nine months handed down to Mohammed Wasim for his part in a horticultural industry tax fraud...

    • Posted November 27, 2007
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  • Third conviction in Rawleigh tax evasion case

    Former Rawleigh ML Marketing Limited (RML) managing director Wilbour Terrence Rawleigh has been sentenced to 12 months home detention after being convicted of tax evasion involving $539,123....

    • Posted November 23, 2007
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  • Western Bay investors get 82c in dollar back

    Nearly 2300 investors have ended up getting more than 80 per cent of their money back in the final wash-up of the Western Bay Finance receivership. The...

    • Posted November 9, 2007
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  • Fraud pair freed for wedding

    A couple sentenced to home detention for benefit fraud have been allowed out after less than 24 hours – to get married. Katarina Merveen White and Neville...

    • Posted October 29, 2007
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  • Hearing association put into liquidation

    The financially beleaguered Whangarei Hearing Association has been liquidated, giving protection to its remaining assets. Following his order in the Whangarei High Court yesterday, Justice Raynor Asher...

    • Posted October 26, 2007
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  • Gutter man, Merv Lanigan, recovering from heart attack

    A MAN who accepted money from Rotorua people for work he did not complete is in Gisborne recovering from a heart attack. Merv Lanigan, who took deposits...

    • Posted October 26, 2007
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  • Fraud charges over franchise sale

    Low returns for carpet-cleaning and water-blasting business franchises led to Commerce Commission inquiries that resulted in two men facing fraud charges at a depositions hearing in Christchurch...

    • Posted October 24, 2007
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