ASC orders Calgary man to repay $3.2M

Misled investors? Check. Unlawfully sold investments? Check. Squandered investors money? Check. Wasted the life savings of elderly retirees? Check. No, I'm not talking about the ABC District CEF/DIL yet - but their day is coming. This is the case of Vernon Ray Fauth who was convicted of multiple securities violation by the ASC. The ASC... Continue Reading →

Canadian Fund Fraud Alert

CANADA – Rev. Simon Bar Sinister, Vice President of Lutheran Church in Canada, is warning Canadian churches and charities to be on the lookout for an affinity fraud scam. In the scam, a purported representative of a church extension fund solicits other members of the church asking them to trust them with their life savings under... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: LCC et al v ASC – Decision

LCC, EnCharis, and related applicants that are named in the pending representative action lawsuits have been trying to get the ASC to delay hearing their case against the five named respondents regarding alleged breaches of Alberta securities laws because they believe ASC's hearing could harm their ability to defend against the representative actions. First they... Continue Reading →

What the ASC Can and Cannot Do

In the article "CEF/DIL: ASC vs LCC et al" I made a reference to the ASC "throwing the book" at the respondents if they interpreted the respondents appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta as an attempted end-run of the hearing date the ASC had set back in Aug 2018 . "Carl Vehse" asked - "What can... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: ASC vs LCC et al

Last August 2018 the ASC held a meeting to determine the date for the hearing to consider the case against the various respondents. In Jan 2019 counsel for the respondents and some non-party people defending against a representative action tried to delay the case and were turned down. A little while later counsel for the respondents appealed... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Norton Rose Fulbright Lawyer Weighs in on ASC Stay of Proceedings Application

In an earlier article I wrote about an application made by a number of outside parties ot the ASC proceeding asking to delay the case until a representative action against the applicants had completed.  As a not-a-lawyer blogger my article was written from that perspective. Now Steven Leitl - a lawyer that specializes in securities, insolvency,... Continue Reading →

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