TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
announced today that Ms. Zahra Pourebrahimi Khalkhali of Richmond Hill,
Ontario has been charged with alleged breaches of the Criminal Code of
Canada following an investigation by the OSC's Joint Serious Offences
Khalkhali was charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Document and
one count of Falsifying an Employment Record. Khalkhali is also known
as Raheleh Pourebrahimi.
It is alleged that Khalkhali, who was previously registered to sell
securities, forged her National Registration Database (NRD) employment
record to show that she had resigned from previous employment. In
fact, she had been dismissed for cause after allegedly forging a client
signature on a mortgage document. It is further alleged that Khalkhali
uttered the falsified record when applying for new employment at a firm
registered to sell securities.
"This individual's actions were clearly aimed at deceiving a prospective
employer," said Tom Atkinson, Director of Enforcement at the OSC. "We
uncovered this deception and will continue to work through the Joint
Serious Offences Team to protect investors, by bringing criminal
charges as appropriate."
The first court appearance for Khalkhali in this matter is scheduled to
take place December 17, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom # 205 at Ontario
Court of Justice, 50 Eagle Street, Newmarket, Ontario.
JSOT was established by the OSC as an enforcement partnership between
the OSC and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Financial Crime program.
The primary objective of JSOT is to protect investors and further
enhance confidence in the Canadian capital markets through effective
enforcement. This is accomplished through collaborative investigations
of serious violations of the law using the provisions of the Ontario
Securities Act or the Criminal Code of Canada.
Investors are urged to check the registration of any person or company
offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor
materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca
SOURCE: Ontario Securities Commission
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