The SFO in conjunction with Hampshire Police's Serious and Organised Crime Group are investigating the affairs of Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited, which went into liquidation in December 2007. It is alleged that the company, under the guise of an Arbitrage gambling scheme, was in fact a Ponzi Fraud.
David Gerald Dixon (D.O.B 17/09/65), formerly of Basingstoke, who managed and controlled Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited.
Any investors in the Arboretum scheme who has not already completed an SFO witness questionnaire is asked to send their details to the case team at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update as on 2 October 2015
Mr Dixon appeared before Southwark Crown Court yesterday afternoon where upon an application by the Serious Fraud Office, His Honour Judge McCreath, The Honourable Recorder of Westminster, imposed a Serious Crime Prevention Order prohibiting Mr Dixon from undertaking certain activities in order to protect the public from the risk of further offending by Mr Dixon. The Serious Crime Prevention Order will come into force when Mr Dixon is released from prison on licence and will remain in force for 5 years. The order prohibits Mr Dixon from engaging in any betting or gambling activity, whether on his own part or on the part of another. Further details will be published on the SFO website when the order comes into force.
Confiscation proceedings are ongoing with a hearing due to take place at Southwark Crown Court in early 2016.
Update as at 22 April 2015
Mr Dixon was sentenced, at Southwark Crown Court today, to 3 years and 10 months imprisonment. For more information, please see the full press release.
Update as at 3 March 2015
Mr Dixon pleaded guilty to five fraud related offences at Southwark Crown Court today. For more information, please see the full press release.
Update as at 9 October 2014
Mr Dixon appeared before Southwark Crown Court on 9 October 2014 for a preliminary hearing. A Plea and Case Management Hearing was listed for 5 January 2015 at Southwark Crown Court and a trial date was set for 23 March 2015. Mr Dixon remains in custody.
Update as at 25 September 2014
David Gerald Dixon, a suspect in a joint investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and Hampshire Constabulary following the collapse of Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited, has appeared before Westminster Magistrates' court today on thirteen multi-million pound fraud-related charges. Please click here to see the full press release.
Update as at 22 January 2013
Following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and Hampshire Police's Serious and Organised Crime Group into the collapse of Arboretum Sports (UK) Ltd, a warrant for David Gerald Dixon's (D.O.B 17/09/65) arrest was issued at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 18 October 2011.
David Gerald Dixon is believed to have moved to Malaysia following the collapse of Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited. The Serious Fraud Office has requested David Gerald Dixon's extradition from Malaysia so that he can stand trial in England. The Malaysian authorities are currently considering the request.