VANCOUVER, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - In a settlement agreement with the
British Columbia Securities Commission, Daljinder Nagra has admitted
that he illegally sold securities in a computer hardware company.
The agreement states that between June 2000 and May 2008, Saafnet Canada
Inc., a federal company doing business as AlphaShield Co., distributed
securities to 72 investors, raising a total of CAD $1,635,204 and USD
$1,677,248. Between October 2005 and May 2008, Nagra introduced seven
individuals to Saafnet, who invested $465,979.43.
Saafnet has never made any filings with the BCSC in connection with its
securities distributions, and was unable to rely on exemptions in
distributing its securities to the investors in question.
In the settlement agreement, Nagra acknowledged that by introducing
investors, promoting Saafnet's securities and facilitating the illegal
distributions, he broke securities laws relating to both registration
and prospectus requirements.
The agreement also notes that Nagra invested approximately $1,000,000 of
his own funds, his wife's funds, and funds from his personal holding
company, Ruman Holdings Ltd., in the securities of Saafnet, and has
lost the entire investment.
Also, Nagra voluntarily compensated two of the investors for a total of
approximately $100,000 relating to their investment in Saafnet.
For his misconduct, Nagra has agreed to pay $7,500 to the BCSC, and to
take the officers and directors course within one year of the date of
the agreement and provide proof of the completion of the course to the
executive director. Additionally, Nagra must resign any position that
he holds as a director or officer of any issuer or registrant (with
limited exceptions), and he is prohibited from becoming or acting as a
director or officer of any issuer or registrant for a period of five
years (with limited exceptions). He is also prohibited, for the same
period, from acting in a management or consultative capacity in
connection with the securities market, and from engaging in investor
The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the
province. You may view the settlement agreement on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca by typing Daljinder Nagra, Saafnet Canada Inc, AlphaShield Co. or 2013
BCSECCOM 85 in the search box. Information regarding disciplinary
proceedings can be found in the Enforcement section of the BCSC website.
Please visit the Canadian Securities Administrators' Disciplined Persons List for information relating to persons disciplined by provincial
securities regulators, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization
of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).
Learn how to protect yourself and become a more informed investor at www.investright.org
SOURCE: British Columbia Securities Commission
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