High Court judge Kit Toogood sentenced financier Paul Bublitz on Wednesday to concurrent jail terms of 3 years & 2 months on 6 charges related to using finance companies to try to save other businesses during the global financial crisis.
Property developer Leonard John Ross (52) & Michael James Wehipeihana (46), a small shareholder in Mr Ross’s company that built the Waldorf Celestion apartments hotel in downtown Auckland, were both jailed for over 4 years today for fraudulently obtaining a $41-million development loan for the project.
Shirley Anne Johnston (66), of Wanaka – wife of twice-jailed fraudster Stephen Gubb – was sentenced yesterday to 7 months’ home detention & 200 hours of community work on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.
An Auckland High Court jury yesterday found the owner of Waldorf Celestion apartment hotel developer Emily Projects Ltd, Leonard Ross, and a small shareholder & representative of it, Michael Wehipeihana, guilty of fraudulently obtaining a large bank loan to build the downtown Auckland block.
Shirley Anne Johnston, 66, a Christchurch real estate agent & wife of jailed fraudster Stephen Rolf Gubb, has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining commissions from the Selwyn District Council in Canterbury.
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