Serious Fraud Office

Shamed director of ethical forestry scheme arrested at Heathrow

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Andrew Skeene, a former director of an ethical forestry investment scheme, has been charged with fraud after being arrested at Heathrow Airport at the end of June.

The Serious Fraud Office has charged the former director of Global Forestry Investments with conspiracy to defraud, forgery, and misconduct in the course of winding up.

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

Last year Mr Skeene was banned from being a director for 10 years after he and another man pocketed millions from investments intended for Brazilian teak schemes.