The proceedings brought against New Zealand financial adviser David Ross for allegedly masterminding a $400 million Ponzi scheme have been adjourned until 2014.
The case against Mr Ross was due to be heard before the Financial Advisers Discplinary Committee – the first to be brought before this newly-established body – within the next fortnight, but Mr Ross’s legal team was successful in moving for an adjournment.
Mr Ross appeared in the Wellington District Court last month facing five charges brought by the NZ Serious Fraud Office and three by the Financial Markets Authority and was referred to the jurisdiction of the new committee.
If found guilty, Mr Ross could face a maximum penalty of 12 months’ imprisonment and/or a NZ$100,000 fine.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE IFA DAILY BULLETIN
- 16 Aug 2018Faith in adviser ethics fallsBy Reporter
- 15 Aug 2018CFS required no proof for service fees, RC hearsBy Killian Plastow
- 15 Aug 2018AFA reveals Female Excellence in Advice finalistsBy Reporter
- 15 Aug 2018CFS ‘retained’ adviser commissions: RCBy Killian Plastow and Tim Stewart
- 15 Aug 2018Suncorp urged advisers to maintain commissionsBy Jessica Yun
- 15 Aug 2018Hostplus spent $260,000 on tennis ticketsBy Tim Stewart
- view all