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
JENSEN, Ward Derek

Oct 20, 2022
Jan 5, 2023

Arrested
Appearing

News Release

MANN, Naresh Singh (Nash)

Apr 11, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Jan 10, 2023

Summonsed
Pleaded Guilty
Appearing

News Release
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SHEIKH, Abrar
Nov 7, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Arrested
Appearing
News Release