Six people charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to election donations made to the Labour Party in 2017 have appeared in court on Monday. They were granted bail and interim name suppression, Stuff reveals. In early-May, the six individuals received two charges each, of obtaining by deception at least $34,840 for the political party, on or about March 28, 2017. On behalf of the defendants, nine top Auckland lawyers entered a non-guilty plea to Judge Brooke Gibson at the Auckland District Court.