Lawyer Timothy Upton Slack (55) was sentenced to 10 months’ home detention today for his role in getting finance for the Celestion apartments hotel project in 2008.
The lawyer accused of serious fraud relating to finance for development of the Waldorf Celestion apartments hotel in 2009 pleaded guilty in the Auckland High Court on Friday to one Crimes Act charge of obtaining by deception.
The developer of the Waldorf Celestion apartments hotel at the foot of Anzac Avenue in Auckland, Tasman Cook Group Ltd owner Leonard Ross, and 3 associates were remanded in the Auckland District Court today until 22 June, on 4 Crimes Act counts of obtaining by deception and 2 of using forged documents, with the expectation that the case will be sent to the High Court for a jury trial.
Former Auckland property developer Simon Lawrence Wood Turnbull (43) was arrested at Auckland International Airport on Wednesday on 38 Crimes Act charges and was remanded without plea when he appeared in the Auckland District Court.
The Financial Markets Authority has delved back 6 years to lay charges against 4 directors of OPI Pacific Finance Ltd (now in both receivership & liquidation).
The Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Markets Authority have laid charges against former financial advisor Andrew Hrothgar Robinson (40) following an investigation they began late last year into the activities of Auckland-based Strategic Planning Group Ltd.