TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today that Ronald Haller of Mississauga, Ontario has been charged with alleged breaches of the Criminal Code following an investigation by the OSC's Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT).
Haller has been charged with one count of fraud over $5000, contrary to section 380(1) (a) of the Criminal Code. He has also been charged with forging a document by falsely endorsing a share certificate with the intention that it be acted upon as genuine, contrary to section 367 of the Criminal Code, and one count of trafficking a forged share certificate with the intention that it be acted upon as if it were genuine, contrary to section 368(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
The OSC alleges that Haller committed these crimes between the dates of September 17, 2012 and November 18, 2015.
Haller is scheduled to appear in court on this matter on October 25, 2016, at 11:00 am in Courtroom #111, Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
JSOT was established by the OSC as an enforcement partnership between the OSC, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Financial Crime program and the Ontario Provincial Police Anti-Rackets Branch. 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 Securities Act or the Criminal Code.
The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca
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