Story: Dishonesty crime

Allan Hawkins, 2007

Allan Hawkins, 2007

Before the sharemarket crash of 1987, Allan Hawkins was estimated to be the country's second-richest individual. His company, Equiticorp, collapsed in 1989. In 1991, he and several of his management team were prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office. Hawkins was sentenced to a six-year jail term. He was released from prison in 1995, and by 2007 he had re-established himself as a businessman. He freely gave advice to others facing fraud charges – plead guilty and get a shorter sentence.

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Reference: 20 October 2007
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Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - Copyright crime and tax evasion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold