Executive Director's Bulletin
VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The executive director of the British
Columbia Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging
that Jeffrey Karl Wiegel and Michael Jerome Knight, both from B.C., and
four real estate development companies illegally traded and distributed
securities. The notice further alleges that Wiegel and Knight
committed fraud, and that Knight breached a BCSC order.
In the notice of hearing, BCSC staff allege that between October 2006
and August 2010, Wiegel and Knight:
Illegally raised approximately $2,085,000 by distributing securities of
0772835 B.C. Ltd. to 32 B.C. residents;
Illegally raised approximately $1,940,000 by distributing securities of
Local 1661 Building Inc. to 21 people, the majority of whom were B.C. residents;
Illegally issued a security in the form of a promissory note on behalf
of Almaval Building Inc. to two 0772835 Ltd. investors in respect of a
$100,000 loan; and
Committed fraud by falsely claiming that a promissory note would be
secured by a mortgage on land located at 3701 West Broadway, Vancouver.
The notice further alleges that Knight breached an April 5, 2004 order
that prohibited him from engaging in acts in furtherance of a trade or
in investor relation activities for a period of three years.
The notice says that Jeffrey Karl Wiegel, an officer and director of the
four companies named in the notice, has never been registered to sell
securities in B.C. The notice also says that Michael Jerome Knight, a
mutual funds registrant between 1992 and 1994, was not registered
during the relevant period. Furthermore, none of the companies named
in the notice has ever filed a prospectus in B.C.
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 by typing Jeffrey Karl Wiegel, Michael Jerome Knight, Streamline
Properties Inc, 0772835 B.C. Ltd, Local 1661 Building Inc, Almaval
Building Inc. or 2012 BCSECCOM 360 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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