Serious Fraud Office
SFO charges former director of Global Forestry Investments
The Serious Fraud Office has charged an individual in relation to the Global Forestry Investments investigation.
Andrew Skeene, a former director of Global Forestry Investments, has been charged with conspiracy to defraud, forgery, and misconduct in the course of winding up.
The charges relate to alleged frauds concerning Global Forestry Investments between August 2010 and December 2015.
The investigation is ongoing and we cannot provide further comment at this time.
Notes to editors:
- The SFO opened its investigation into Global Forestry Investments in June 2014.
- Andrew Skeene was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Saturday 29 June 2019 and has been charged with three offences of conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law, four offences of forgery, one offence of misconduct in the course of winding up contrary to s.208(1)(d) of the Insolvency Act 1986, and one offence of making a false statement not under oath contrary to s.5(c) of the Perjury Act 1911.
- The strict liability rule in the Contempt of Court Act 1981 applies.
Latest News from
Serious Fraud Office
Ponzi fraudster’s assets confiscated31/10/2019 16:37:00
The SFO has today confiscated the realisable assets of Nicholas Levene, the former City trader who was found guilty of fraud in 2012.
Serial “Phoenix” fraudster jailed for over 9 years after 15 years on the run21/10/2019 16:37:00
Christopher Woodhead’s decade and a half on the run has ended, following an enforcement hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court recently (18 October 2019).
SFO concludes investigation into LIBOR manipulation21/10/2019 13:48:00
The Serious Fraud Office yesterday announced the closure of its investigation into LIBOR manipulation.
Currency fraudster Peter Chapman ordered to pay £441,944.3806/09/2019 15:05:00
Peter Chapman, a former manager of polymer banknote manufacturer Securency PTY Ltd, was yesterday ordered to pay a confiscation order of £441,944.38.
Sara Lawson QC speaking at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 201903/09/2019 13:25:00
Sara Lawson QC, General Counsel of the Serious Fraud Office, speaking at the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019.
Lisa Osofsky speaking at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 201902/09/2019 14:43:00
Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office speaking at the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019.
SFO charges second individual in relation to Global Forestry Investments investigation31/07/2019 13:05:00
The Serious Fraud Office has charged a second individual in relation to its investigation into Global Forestry Investments.
De La Rue plc24/07/2019 15:05:00
The SFO confirms it has opened an investigation into the activities of the De La Rue group and its associated persons in relation to suspected corruption in South Sudan.