Criminal Enforcement

In some cases, the British Columbia Securities Commission targets misconduct by recommending charges to BC­­­ Crown counsel. Crown counsel decides whether to prosecute the individual in court for offences under BC’s Securities Act (known as “quasi-criminal offences”) or securities-related offences in Canada’s Criminal Code.

If the prosecutor obtains a conviction in court, the convicted person could be sentenced to fines, prison terms or other punishment, along with probation and restitution orders.

The accused person might also agree to plead guilty instead of going through a trial.

The BCSC posts developments in criminal cases, including arrests, appearance dates, convictions and sentences, on its website.

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

MANN, Naresh Singh (Nash)

April 11, 2018
October 12, 2018
August 3, 2022

Summons served
Pleaded guilty
Next appearance

News Release
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PANYAVONG, Johny

June 18, 2019
November 22, 2022

Arrested
Next appearance

News Release
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ROCHEFORT, Randolph

October 15, 2021
September 16, 2022

Summons served
Next appearance

News Release
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SHAUGHNESSY, Jeffrey

May  14, 2021
June 30, 2022

Arrested
Next appearance

News Release
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