BCSC Executive Director's Bulletin: Securities regulator gives notice of a hearing into alleged fraud and false filings



    VANCOUVER, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - The executive director of the British Columbia
Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that three
former directors of a TSX Venture Exchange issuer committed fraud and made
false filings to the commission.
    The notice of hearing alleges that Andrew Gordon Walker and Dale Michael
Paulson, both B.C. residents, and Giuliano Angelo Tamburrino, an Edmonton,
Alta. resident, misappropriated $136,380.98 by fraudulently obtaining PanTerra
Resources Corp. securities and proceeds from a finder's fee when they were
directors of the company.
    In a series of required filings with the BCSC, the three men and PanTerra
claimed the company spent $136,455.97 on property expenses and the finder's
fee. The notice alleges this disclosure was false and misleading.
    PanTerra is an Alberta corporation that lists its securities on the TSX
Venture Exchange. It has been under new management, officers and directors
since April 2006.
    These allegations have not been proven. Counsel for the executive
director will apply to set dates for a hearing into the allegations before a
panel of commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at 9 a.m.

    The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.
You may view the notice of hearing on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca. If you have
questions, contact Ken Gracey, media relations, 604-899-6577.





For further information:

For further information: Ken Gracey, (604) 899-6577, or (Canada)
1-800-373-6393


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