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.

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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.

Historical Cases

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Search for cases that have concluded since 2008.

Current Cases

The list below provides information on cases investigated by the Commission’s Criminal Investigations Branch that are currently before courts. 

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
GOZDEK, Richard December 3, 2018
March 25, 2019
Summons Served
Next Appearance
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MANGAT, Ravinderpaul Singh (Rob)  August 5, 2017
June 17, 2019
Arrested
Trial Starts
BCSC News Release  
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MANN, Naresh Singh (Nash) April 11, 2018
October 12, 2018
June 5, 2019
Summons Served
Pleaded Guilty
Sentencing
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MINNIE, James Waring (Terry)

October 16, 2017
February 22,2019
April 2, 2019

Arrested
Pleaded Guilty
Next Appearance


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