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

May 6, 2024

Pleaded Guilty

News Release
News Release 

NIELSEN, Frederick Johnathon (Fred) Aug 2, 2023
Mar 21, 2024
News Release
Mar 18, 2024 Appearing