BCSC executive director's bulletin: Securities regulator alleges three British Columbia men committed fraud

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - The executive director of the British Columbia
Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that three B.C.
men perpetrated a fraud when they illegally sold millions of dollars in
securities to residents of B.C. and elsewhere.
    The notice of hearing alleges that Alvin Lee Johnson, a Vancouver
resident, Heng Goh, a North Vancouver resident, and Victor Schwab from Prince
George, violated various securities laws between February 2002 and April 2005.
    The notice alleges Johnson, a former mutual fund sales person, and
Schwab, a chartered accountant distributed about $6.6 million of
NOF Electrical Generation Inc. and Advanced Rescue Technologies Inc.
securities without being registered and without filing a prospectus.
    The notice also alleges Johnson and Goh made misrepresentations to
investors when illegally distributing about $2.6 million of securities in
VG Capital Group Inc., a financial consulting firm.
    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.

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

    Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education
website: www.investright.org.

For further information:

For further information: Ken Gracey, (604) 899-6577, or (B.C. & Alberta)

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