Vancouver doctor, Avtar Singh Dhillon, of Emerald Health, charged for 3rd time; facing 30 years in jail

Tweet New charges levied against Dhillon and against his lawyer Three times a charm or a curse? A Vancouver doctor who allegedly partnered with the now-infamous Vancouver lawyer Frederick Sharp in an international microcap alleged fraud scheme (summarized here) – Avtar Singh Dhillon – was charged criminally by the US Government, the FBI announced yesterday. […]

Vancouver doctor Avtar Singh Dhillon of Emerald Health, charged for the 2nd time by the SEC

Tweet New SEC charges A Vancouver doctor who allegedly partnered with Vancouver lawyer Frederick Sharp in an International microcap fraud scheme (summarized here) – Avtar Singh Dhillon – was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) again today. This time it involves a different public company and hits closer to home for Vancouver residents […]

Voyager Digital: Asking Questions about Canadian Capital Markets

Tweet Part 1 – Securities Fraud in Canada Voyager Digital “Asking Questions About Canadian Capital Markets” is a series of articles about the capital markets in which we explore some Canadian public companies and ask questions. These questions may shed light on the now-defunct Canadian digital currency exchange called Voyager Digital.  One of the founders […]

Vancouver Hells Angels part of a group that controlled eight public companies

Tweet The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) filed more cases in New York over Easter, targeting actors in the Canadian capital markets. The cases are for alleged pump and dump schemes. One of the two latest cases by the SEC charges Courtney Vasseur, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels in Vancouver, with securities fraud […]

SEC charges several Canadians, including David Sidoo, with securities fraud over alleged pump and dump fraud ring that generated $145 million in proceeds of crime

Tweet The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) today filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York, charging eight defendants, half of whom are from Vancouver, with alleged securities fraud that allegedly generated US$145 million in proceeds of crime. In a parallel criminal proceeding over the same alleged scheme, the US government filed three […]

China grappling with HFT activities run by foreign firms in its capital markets

Tweet China’s influential newspaper Caixin, recently investigated the renewed use of high-frequency trading (HFT) in China’s futures market, operated by foreign companies that, it reports, are incorporated under fictitious corporate purposes. According to Caixin, some HFT firms are ostensibly registered to engage in the trading of physical goods in China, when in reality they are […]

Vancouver fraudster charged in alleged US$58 million boiler room stock scam; related to Frederick Sharp case

Tweet The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed another enforcement action related to the Frederick Sharp case, this one involving the operation of a boiler room in Colombia used to solicit investments from investors for little issuers. The SEC alleges that the defendants ran a call centre boiler room in the cocaine capital of […]

Vancouver capital markets: amended SEC complaint reveals shady underground capital markets money laundering ecosystem

Tweet The biggest money laundering case in Canadian history, only it isn’t taking place in Canada The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a proposed amended complaint on February 3, 2022, in the US District Court of Massachusetts in case of SEC v. Frederick Sharp, Avtar Dhillon, Zhiying Chen, Courtney Kelln, Michael Veldhuis, Paul Sexton, Jackson […]