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Criminal Enforcement

In some cases, the BC 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
JENSEN, Ward Derek

Oct 20, 2022
Jan 29, 2024

Jun 21, 2024

Arrested
Pleaded Guilty
Appearing

News Release
News Release 

NIELSEN, Frederick Johnathon (Fred) Jul 6, 2023
Jul 4, 2024
Summoned
Appearing
News Release
CHEN, Richard Yung Shyang
Jun 20, 2024 Appearing  News Release
LOW, Scott Thomas
Apr 24, 2024
Jun 20, 2024
Summoned
Appearing
News Release
FULLER, Gordon Bruce Balneaves Apr 29, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Arrested
Appearing
News Release