Enforcement Roundup – January 2020

2020’s first edition of the Enforcement Roundup covers a British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) order and a settlement agreement. It also covers a sanctions decision from the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).

BCSC Enforcement

BCSC Order

Richard Gozdek

White Rock resident Gozdek must pay $15,000 after pleading guilty to breaching a BCSC order by trading in securities.

Gozdek was sentenced on December 23, 2019. As part of the sentence, he has paid $10,000 in restitution to the victim. He was also fined $5,000 and sentenced to one year of probation.

Read the news release for more details.


BCSC Settlement Agreement

Chun Ying (also known as Jim) Pan, FS Financial Services (Alberta) Inc.

The BCSC has reached a settlement agreement with Pan, a former nominee director of FS Financial Services (Alberta) Inc. which illegally sold its shares.

Pan agreed to pay $40,000 to the BCSC. He is also prohibited for five years from various securities market activities.

View the news release for more information.


MFDA Enforcement

MFDA Sanctions Decision

Meng Xi Li

An MFDA Hearing Panel found that Li contravened five MFDA rules while conducting business in the Vancouver, BC area.

Li is permanently prohibited from conducting securities related business in any capacity while employed or associated with any MFDA Member. The panel imposed three sanctions on Li, including a $100,000 fine and $7,500 in costs.

View the news release for more details.


Report a Concern

If you have any concerns about a person or company offering an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 or through e-mail at [email protected]. You can also file a complaint or submit a tip anonymously using the BCSC’s online complaint form.

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