Criminal Enforcement


The Commission’s Criminal Investigations Branch investigates securities related offences in the Criminal Code and the offences in section 155 of the Securities Act.

After an investigation, the Criminal Investigations Branch refers the case to BC Crown Counsel for charge assessment. If charges are approved, Crown Counsel prosecute the case in court.

If a person is convicted, the court can impose various penalties including jail, fines, disgorgement and restitution. Securities Act offences carry a maximum of three years jail and a fine of up to $3 million per offence.

Contact Us

If you have a complaint or concern about an individual or issuer in British Columbia, and you believe it is within the BCSC's jurisdiction, please call 1-800-373-6393, email inquiries@bcsc.bc.ca or see our Contact Us page.

Current & Historical Prosecutions

The list below provides information on cases investigated by the Commission’s Criminal Investigations Branch that resulted in court proceedings. The list includes current and recently concluded proceedings in which the person pleaded guilty or was convicted at trial. 

NOTE: Where applicable, names below are also linked to the BCSC’s Disciplined Persons List for information about historical administrative (non-criminal) proceedings at the BCSC.

Name Date Event Supporting Documents
CHO, Won Sang Shen (Craig) June 13, 2017
Pending
Arrest
Trial
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DHANANI, Ayaz (Alex) October 2, 2017
August 28, 2018
October 11, 2018

November 20, 2018
November 26, 2018
Arrest
Pleaded Guilty
Sentencing Hearing
Trial - C
Trial - D


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FIGUEIREDO, Rui Armando (Roy) June 13, 2017
February 25, 2019
Arrest
Trial
BCSC News Release
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MANGAT, Ravinderpaul Singh (Rob)  August 5, 2017
December 17, 2018
Arrest
Trial
BCSC News Release  
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MANN, Naresh Singh (Nash) September 19, 2018 Next Appearance BCSC News Release

MINNIE, James Waring (Terry) October 16, 2017
March 4, 2019
Arrest
Trial
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NIELSEN, Frederick Johnathon  June 2, 2015
May 23, 2017
September 25, 2017
Arrest
Pleaded Guilty
Sentencing
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BCSC News Release