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  • NZ Government ‘fleeced’ by Fuji Xerox, says Peters

    The leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters has reacted with outrage to the release by Japan’s Fujifilm of an independent report into financial misconduct at subsidiary Fuji Xerox New Zealand, that has toppled the chairman and other senior figures of the parent company.

  • 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.