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Suspect company director died on eve of court case

Victoria Young
Wed, 13 May 2020

Former Denton Morrell director Matthew Butterfield died the day before a court case alleging he misappropriated funds was to be heard, BusinessDesk can now reveal. Butterfield, who died on June 9 last year aged 42, was facing court action from a trust of which he had been previously a director.  A coroner’s investigation into Butterfield’s death is continuing.  The former lawyer’s involvement in the world of foreign trusts first garnered headlines when Radio NZ reported Denton Morrell was suspected of involvement with a worldwide netwo...

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