3 Apr 2015

Auckland Transport charges laid

9:32 am on 3 April 2015

The Serious Fraud Office has confirmed it has laid charges following an investigation into fraud allegations involving individuals connected to Auckland Transport.

Auckland Transport said the claims related to its road corridor maintenance business, which looks after more than 700 kilometres of roading in the region.

The Serious Fraud Office began its investigation, independent of Auckland Transport's internal investigation, in October 2013.

Yesterday, it laid charges against an unspecified number of individuals linked to the council-controlled agency. No court dates have yet been set.

In a statement, Auckland Transport said a thorough review of processes and documentation was undertaken throughout 2012 and 2013.

It said it had since brought in more robust procurement processes and introduced new levels of contract oversight.

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