A British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) panel has found that Richard Lian, a United States resident, and Enna M. Keller, a B.C. resident, breached several securities laws, including perpetrating fraud against investors. They raised approximately US $3.2 million by offering securities relating to Lexicon Building Systems Ltd., a manufacturing company that has been the subject of a cease trade order (CTO) by BCSC staff since October 2009.
offered securities to approximately 315 investors through a “Friends and Family Program” (FFP). Participants in the FFP were told that the money raised would be used to fund various operating costs, debts, and liabilities of Lexicon while Lian worked to remove the company from bankruptcy and get the CTO revoked. In return, FFP participants were told they would receive shares and warrants in Lexicon if and when the CTO was revoked. Lexicon was unaware of and did not authorize the FFP.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.