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Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited

14 February 2011


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.   

The SFO and the Police would like to speak with David Gerald Dixon (D.O.B 19/09/65), formerly of Basingstoke, who managed and controlled Arboretum Sports (UK) Limited and who is believed to have moved to the Far East. 

Anyone who knows Dixon's whereabouts is asked to telephone 020 7239 7272 and ask to speak to the lead SFO investigator Ashraf Isroliwala.

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: joseph.refalo@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.



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 19/09/65) 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.

Anyone who knows of David Dixon's present whereabouts is asked to email the SFO at joseph.refalo@sfo.gsi.gov.uk.