Does a court registrar or lawyer act fraudulently when materially altering court records ?

John Creser made this Official Information request to Serious Fraud Office

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From: John Creser

Dear Serious Fraud Office,

Please advise me whether or not the Serious Fraud Office views the act of materially altering a judgement by a registrar/lawyer, independent of any judicial function, to be a fraudulent act in New Zealand.

Yours faithfully,

John Creser

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Dear Mr Creser


Please find attached our response to your request for information.


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The Serious Fraud Office

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From: John Creser

Dear Serious Fraud Office,

Thank you for responding to my request and the suggestion I make a formal complaint concerning the alteration and concealment of the Court of Appeal record in CA 193/03.

I will be making a formal complaint about the following;

On 8 October 2003 the Court of Appeal sealed decisions and orders were recorded by the registry as being the final orders of the court, ( I argued in Court that the intitulment be amended to record that my liability for the costs was to my mother's estate) which recorded that my trustee was acting on behalf of the estate.

On 14 October 2003 an alternative judgment was created by a solicitor in a law office and altered for the benefit of his client, the record confirms it was concealed by the registrar for 12 years and not disclosed to the parties, nor placed on the High Court file. (the documents also confirm an obvious conflict of interest with the lawyer contemporaneously acting for the estate & a beneficiary in her personal capacity)

The Judgement dated 14 October 2003 was altered to record that the costs were awarded to my trustee personally and I was bankrupted as a result. Had the dicta from the original court orders been observed, I could not have been bankrupted by my mother's estate because my interest in it would have exceeded ( by a substantial amount) the costs awarded against me by the court. ( the Lawyer had argued against altering the intitulment, lost that argument and went ahead and did it anyway!)

I have previously brought this matter to your attention by making an allegation of criminal breach of trust against my trustee, unfortunately my trustee is seriously disabled & handicapped and its not my intention to involve my family in any further litigation. Accordingly I'm making this complaint under s258 of the Crimes Act by saying the fraudulent judgment was altered by the lawyer Roger Chapman and concealed by Claire Brown the registrar of the Court of Appeal.

I say it meets the criteria for investigation for your office given the size of the estate and the complicity of several officers of the court who've relied upon the 14 October judgment, which I say is a fraud upon the court.

Yours sincerely,

John Creser

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