30 Nov 2011

Ex SFO chief prosecutor charged

6:35 pm on 30 November 2011

The former chief prosecutor of the Serious Fraud Office has been ordered to hand over her passport after being charged with using forged documents.

Anita Killeen - who worked at the agency until last year when restructuring took place - faces two charges of using a forged document, making a false document and using an SFO computer system recklessly and without authority.

The charges relate to emails, which appeared to be authored by SFO chief executive Adam Feely, which were released to the media.

He was being investigated for offering staff wine owned by the finance company Bridgecorp, after charges had been laid, and for giving Allan Hubbard biographies to staff at a Christmas party, while the office was investigating Mr Hubbard.

The emails' content was never published.

Ms Killeen was due to appear in Auckland District Court on Wednesday, but her appearance was excused and the reasons were suppressed.

She was remanded on bail until next month on condition that she surrender her passport by Friday.