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  • Datasouth's former MD accused of $103 million fraud

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has officially laid charges against former Datasouth managing director, Gavin Bennett.
    The SFO alleges that Bennett orchestrated a $103 million fraud involving a Ponzi-style scheme and false accounting.
    The former MD now faces six representative charges under the Crimes Act, relating to approximately 900 separate incidents of alleged misuse of a document, along with two charges of false accounting.
    Bennett allegedly created false documents relating to a lease of IT equipment to fraudulently obtain funds from South Canterbury Finance totalling approximately $65 million, between April 2005 and March 2011.

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