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Forum Finance director faces $300,000 legal bill, can’t mount defence, court told
Financial Services 2021-09-22 9:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Forum Finance director is unable to file a defence against Westpac’s $400 million fraud case because his former solicitor has refused to hand over […]

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Freezing order imposed in $10.3M case against Blockchain Global
Financial Services 2021-09-22 4:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Investors have won a bid to freeze the assets of cryptocurrency exchange platform operator Blockchain Global after it allegedly stole $10.3 million from ninety-four traders.

CFMEU boss and son hit with charges over alleged bribery
Construction 2021-09-17 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The secretary of the NSW branch of the CFMEU and his branch manager son have been hit with a corruption charges over allegations they accepted […]

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Judge’s patience for ‘flipping and flopping’ prosecutors in ANZ cartel case wearing thin
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-16 8:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned whether he should allow prosecutors to amend charges against ANZ and its treasurer in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 […]

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‘Serious neglect’: Disciplinary board cancels Halifax auditor’s registration
Financial Services 2021-09-16 3:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former lead auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2018 collapse resulted in $200 million in investor losses, has had his registration cancelled following […]

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ME Bank could face $100M penalty in first of its kind criminal prosecution
Financial Services 2021-09-15 10:35 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Members Equity Bank faces a potential multi-million dollar fine if it is found guilty of misleading home loan customers in the first criminal prosecution under […]

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Mineralogy appeals ruling tossing suit as ‘ill-disguised’ attack on ASIC
Appeals 2021-09-15 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy has appealed a ruling tossing a lawsuit it brought against ASIC, which a judge called an “ill-disguised collateral attack” on the regulator […]

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Ex-Vocus chairman charged with insider trading
White Collar 2021-09-14 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Vocus chairman Vaughan Bowen has been charged with two counts of insider trading for allegedly offloading 5.6 million company shares while in possession of […]

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NSW Police launch investigation into Forum Finance
Financial Services 2021-09-13 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The NSW Police have commenced an investigation into Forum Finance and director Bill Papas, which have been accused by Westpac, French investment bank Societe Generale […]

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Lawyer, directors of failed property group Members Alliance face 72 charges
White Collar 2021-09-10 10:55 pm By Sam Matthews

An award-winning Gold Coast solicitor and four directors of the Members Alliance and Benchmark group of companies have been charged in connection with the collapse […]

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