Former Dunedin lawyer John Milne will face 33 criminal
charges in the Christchurch District Court next month, over
$2.8 million in allegedly missing funds.
Charges were laid in August, following an in-vestigation
lasting more than a year by the Serious Fraud Office.
November 22 has just been assigned for the hearing.
The SFO understood Milne operated the scheme for more than 20
years, from 1991 to 2012. SFO alleges that none of the $2.8
million money had been invested and that some early investors
had been repaid with money received from later clients.
Milne (78) declared himself bankrupt last year and has since
been disbarred as a lawyer.