SFO arrests Global Forestry Investments ex-director

After failing to turn up to hearing twice

Sophie King
clock • 1 min read

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has arrested Global Forestry Investments former director Omari Bowers after he twice failed to attend a court hearing.

Bowers, who was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Wednesday (30 October), failed to attend Westminster Magistrates' Court on two occasions - 26 July and 2 August. He has now been bailed and is set to appear in court on 1 November. On 22 July this year, Bowers was charged by postal requisition with conspiracy to defraud, forgery and misconduct in the course of winding up. The charges related to alleged frauds concerning Global Forestry Investments between August 2010 and December 2015. This comes after another former director of Global Forestry Investments Andrew Skeene was charged ...

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