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Global Forestry Investments

The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into alleged fraud concerning Global Forestry Investments.

In July 2019, the SFO charged Andrew Skeene and Omari Bowers, both former directors of Global Forestry Investments, with conspiracy to defraud, forgery, and misconduct in the course of winding up. Andrew Skeene was arrested at Heathrow Airport on 29 June 2019 and Omari Bowers was arrested at Gatwick Airport on 30 October 2019.

The charges relate to alleged frauds concerning Global Forestry Investments between August 2010 and December 2015.

The investigation is ongoing and we cannot provide further comment at this time.

Are you an investor who filled out a questionnaire about Global Forestry Investments?

From 26 June to 7 October 2019, the GFI questionnaire experienced technical difficulties which means submissions made during that period were not received,  even though you may have received a confirmation acknowledgement message thanking you for your submission. Therefore your questionnaire data was not stored or acted upon.

We are very sorry this problem occurred and that it did not come to light earlier.  We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.

What you need to do

Please resubmit your details through the Global Forestry Investments questionnaire (https://sfo.egressforms.com/)

Again, please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

Investors contacted by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) SA

GFI investors approached by a company purporting to be the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) SA should refer to the advice on the FCA website. The FCA has released a warning regarding fraudsters using a clone company operating under that name. Please see the FCA website for more details.

The investigation into Global Forestry Investments is continuing.  We have now interviewed a variety of investors, however, if you have invested funds into Global Forestry Investments and have not yet completed a questionnaire, please do so here.

Page published on 26 Feb 2015 | Page modified on 20 Dec 2019