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Pokie fraud accused appear in court

A joint media release has been issued today by the Department of Internal Affairs, the Serious Fraud Office and the NZ Police regarding Operation Chestnut – the investigation in to alleged gaming machine grant manipulation.

Four men have been charged and appeared in the Wellington District Court for their first hearing today.

Operation Chestnut has been our largest investigation in the gambling sector. Today’s court hearing marks a significant milestone in a lengthy process that is expected to continue for some time.

Our media release can be read here: Pokie fraud accused in court