Serious Fraud Office (New Zealand)
|Serious Fraud Office|
Te Tari Hara Tāware
|Agency executive||Simon McArley, Acting Director|
The New Zealand Serious Fraud Office (Maori: Te Tari Hara Tāware) is based upon the British model. The SFO works closely with the New Zealand Police detecting, investigating and prosecuting serious and complex financial crime..
Established by the Serious Fraud Office Act 1990, the Serious Fraud Office is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of suspected cases of serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption.
However, the bill to disband the SFO was delayed by the inquiry into donations received by the political party New Zealand First. After the November 2008 election the new Prime Minister John Key informed Parliament that the SFO would not be disbanded.
- SFO Act s.27
- SFO Act s.45
- Newstalk ZB (2007-09-11). "SFO to be scrapped in favour of new Organised Crime Agency". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
- NZPA (2008-12-10). "Serious Fraud Office saved from axe". Stuff.co.nz (Farifax). Retrieved 2010-10-21.