Five new charges have been laid against Mark Bryers, the co-founder of collapsed property investment company Blue Chip. The charges were laid in the Auckland District Court yesterday in connection to five companies that Mr Bryers was a director of. He is alleged to have failed to complete and sign financial statements for Marinc Ltd, Marinc Developments Ltd, Porchester Ltd, Okra Ltd and Brighton Ltd between August 2006 and August 2008. Mr Bryers has also been charged with 60 breaches of the Companies Act.