Friday, November 4, 2011

Lawyer commits fraud while victim of online scam

John David Rangitauira, 59, a senior Rotorua lawyer and Maori Trust chairman was found guilty of obtaining by deception after obtaining in excess of $840,000 in loans from Westpac and the Te Houoterangi Trust to help a client, Jennifer Taukamo, receive a $28.1m inheritance held by Central Bank in Burkina Faso.

Naturally, there was no inheritance and both Taukamo and Rangitauira were victims of a Nigerian 'advance fee' fraud. 

Read about it here.