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
November 26, 2021
January 12, 2022
Summons served
Pleaded guilty
Sentencing
Next Appearance
News Release
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PANYAVONG, Johny
June 18, 2019
January 12, 2022

Arrested
Trial begins

News Release
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SHAUGHNESSY, Jeffrey

May  14, 2021
October 25, 2021
November 30, 2021

Arrested
Next Appearance
Next Appearance
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