Unmasked: alleged CBL fraudster loses name suppression appeal

Unmasked: alleged CBL fraudster loses name suppression appeal
Alistair Hutchison has lost his name suppression bid in the court of appeal.
Michael Andrew
A former director of now-liquidated CBL Insurance has lost his bid for name suppression in the court of appeal.Alistair Hutchison was charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with obtaining by deception under the Crimes Act. The allegations regarded a 2014 transaction of €12.5 million (NZ$20.8m), which occurred while he was a non-executive director of CBL Insurance.He applied for name suppression on the basis that publication of his name was likely to cause extreme hardship due to his poor health. “This man has a critical healt...

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