There's a warning for those walking the boundary of what's acceptable.
It follows the sentencing of former Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic to six and a half years in jail.
Otago University professor of management Steven Grover says the financial system is based on trust, and the people running it have a lot more information than investors.
"It does send a strong message to people in business of what is unacceptable behaviour in order to support the financial system as we know it."
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